Are you looking for “a great place for really nice people to live, work and have fun!” A place where exclamation points are employed unironically and artists are idealistic rather than cynical and crabby? In New Jersey?
Well, if anyone would know what it means to dream the impossible dream, it would be Mitch Leigh, the developer of the New Jersey planned community for really nice people, who made his fortune by writing the unlikely musical hit “Man of La Mancha.”
Imagine you had $14,000 a month to rent the penthouse of the Bernard Tschumi-designed Blue Building. Now imagine you had long, thoughtful days empty of distractions like work or child care, days when you could sit and think deep thoughts as you stared out at the city far below through enormous, slanted, blue-tinted windows.
Well, that’s how The Observer felt when we watched the weirdly-captivating time-lapse video by Curbed videographer David Sherwin.