The top sides of buildings are often ignored when considering the aesthetic, aren’t they?

Yet, clearly a two story height is not tall enough to keep the roof out of the public eye in Brooklyn.

Looking down from a friend’s apartment, I see a thoroughly rusted-out roof on this gas station, and I begin to think:

  • Is this why gas station canopies always seem to leak in whichever spot I park?
  • What does this say about Mobil gas?
  • Funny to see this kind of roof when BP is out there fitting their gas station roofs with solar panels.
  • If I’m paying so much per gallon, why can’t they fix the roof?
  • Does it even need fixing? Or is it still structurally sound and just looks bad?