Property: 3200 Pine Tree Road Delhi Township Owner: Vertical Bridge Towers LLC, Boca Raton, Fla.

As is often the case with vacant buildings, this former office exhibits neglected upkeep. A fallen eaves trough blocks the main entrance and sections of siding have are missing from the south elevation. Untended landscaping has overtaken the front porch. Individually, these maintenance faults are minor, but they combine to create a picture of neglect.

The repair issues are matched with awkward design details. The most obvious (and easiest to reconcile) are the shutters, which are far too narrow to cover the adjacent windows and doors. Spindly porch columns are too thin for their height and lack the traditional architrave beam that physically and visually carries the roof load.

“Eyesore of the Week” is our look at some of the seedier properties in Lansing. It rotates each week with Eye Candy of the Week. If you have a suggestion, please e-mail or call Berl Schwartz at 999-5061.

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