I've been meaning to snap a picture of this sign forever and ever—before the brilliant blue graffiti got added—just because it has one of the most hilariously tumescent condo-marketing lines ever. Ever! Thankfully, I waited for the perfect counterbalance of effective and ineffective prose. Take that, "Urban Chic with the Perfect Blend of Street Smarts and Architectural Savvy"!
In the drawing, you can see my old fifth-floor apartment window in the beloved Biltmore, just behind the soon-to-exist "Meritáge." I don't ever want to complain about more density in this here town, but I'm glad I won't be looking out over that shit every day. The "Meritáge"? Is there anyone with more twee-ly lame language conventions than the condo industry? Ummm, okay, maybe the makers of fantasy novels and role-playing games. (But if I had to choose between living in, say, "The Inescapable Tower of Legoreen Shiningheart" and the "Meritáge," I know where I'd want to get *my* mail.)