Empire State Building Obstructed

Empire Obstructed, YouTube video by Aron Namenwirth.

Artist moves to Brooklyn, is fortunate to have Empire State Building view out his studio window, until, after many years, the building next door is demolished and construction begins on a... hotel! Yes, you read right, a high rise hotel is going up in Williamsburg in the middle of the depression. And it's not anywhere near the waterfront. What a senseless waste of a view.

Recasting Andy Warhol's famous film for the age of gentrification and short attention spans, Aron Namenwirth presents a time lapse video record, spread out over many months, of the gradual covering up of his view by a... say it again without laughing... Williamsburg hotel.