Thank you so much for the articles in your paper about the structure at the corner of Greenwich Avenue and 7th Avenue. You wonder how a designer can sit down with a blank sheet of paper (computer screen?), and this is the best they could come up with.

One solution that comes to mind is the Kudzu vine which I remember seeing it in South Carolina where it completely covered abandoned farm buildings. Have a look at the following link. It may be a bit extreme, but still…

Earlier today, I walked past the row houses on the corner of Greenwich Street and 11th Street which are covered in some kind of beautiful vine. That might be a solution for the ventilation tower.

Another alternative could be the following link:

Again, my thanks for your terrific neighborhood newspaper and this particular coverage. Keep at it.

—Vance Stevens, 63 Perry Street

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