To me it looks like the place got bombed.
I guess they'd call it renovation.
Not sure if the style of the building counts as a row house, townhouse, or just crap house. It's like a row house since it's just like the building on the left, but then it has dormers on the roof that look like an afterthought.
These are just fascinating things you can capture with an underpowered camera phone while walking around. The city is an amazing place. I can't wait to leave.