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Monday, September 29, 2008

WaMu Condo Conversion

posted by on September 29 at 10:43 AM

That didn’t take long…



Click on the image for a larger version of the sign.

Slog tip and photo sent from Justin Lief, and much thanks to the hilarious pranksters.

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Thanks for posting my work! Glad you enjoyed it.

Posted by Justin | September 29, 2008 10:51 AM

Well, I think the museum actually owns their building and leases to WaMu. ;)

Posted by Ben Schiendelman | September 29, 2008 10:55 AM

That's pretty awesome. Nice work, you mischievous jackanapes!

Posted by yelahneb | September 29, 2008 10:57 AM

WaMu and SAM co-own the land (as mentioned in ), and WaMu actually rents part of SAM's building -- not the other way around. If JPMorgan wants to shitcan the museum, they will need quite a few lawyers to do it. Note that this is a PROPOSED land use action.

Posted by Nandor | September 29, 2008 11:45 AM

Um, Nandor, no it's not.

The font looks wrong for "NOTICE OF" etc., but otherwise it's brilliant.

Posted by Fnarf | September 29, 2008 12:00 PM

@4 - Ummm...did you actually read the notice? Carefully?

Posted by Ohmygodtheyretearingdownsam!! | September 29, 2008 12:04 PM

Good stuff. Props to whoever put the time and effort into this one.

Posted by Keo | September 29, 2008 12:04 PM

There ought to be a Nobel Prize for Thoughtful Mischief. Hell, they give out prizes for economics and what favors have those laureates done us?

Posted by Joe M | September 29, 2008 12:06 PM

#6, I did read the notice, although it is difficult to see the map. What I'm confused about is this: If SAM own their own building, what gives JPMorgan the right to tear down their building?

And Fnarf (#5) and the general public: I am admittedly an amateur -- I don't really know what a "proposed" land use action means. I was just using a non-legal definition of "proposed". Sorry about that. But please help me here: What is this about? Does JPMorgan have the right to demolish SAM?

Something that is unclear to me is whether SAM own the land. I believe they do, but I've looked through a couple articles and haven't found that (and don't have the time to look through more articles).

Posted by Nandor | September 29, 2008 12:19 PM

Rembrandt. Picasso. Pollock. The Fake Proposed Land Use Action Notice Guy.

Posted by Lionel Hutz | September 29, 2008 12:19 PM

Oh good god -- I am the most gullible person on SLOG!

Posted by Nandor | September 29, 2008 12:21 PM

Nandor: it's a JOKE. The sign is NOT REAL. It was not put up by the city, it was put up by an artist.

Posted by Fnarf | September 29, 2008 12:22 PM

@9 - While you're looking up land use and legal terms in books, look up "irony" "humor" and "performance art."

Posted by Lionel Hutz | September 29, 2008 12:22 PM

Nandor, alas, your English usage is even worse than your bullshit-detection; there is no such word as "gullible" in the English language.

Posted by Fnarf | September 29, 2008 12:26 PM

You know, it's a clever joke, but it's really not that far off the mark. After all, the Renaissance Madison Hotel (or whatever it's calling itself these days) was built to be either a hotel or an office building, depending on the economy. And the Red Lion hotel used to be a bank building.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | September 29, 2008 1:35 PM

Yeah, many former office buildings in Lower Manhattan have been converted to residential buildings over the years. It happens, just maybe not with such new buildings.

Posted by Andy F | September 30, 2008 12:26 PM

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