For the unfamiliar, or those lacking enough hate in their hearts for these things, the Juliet Balcony is essentially as good as a mirage, giving one the feeling that there is usable outdoor space in an apartment, but not actually delivering any. This style of balcony often provides just a few inches of floor protruding from one's apartment, which could drive any inhabitant mad—Lady Macbeth-levels mad—wondering why the architect didn't just add a few more inches, or ideally: feet. A more generous one may allow for a small potted plant, but typically you're lucky if your big toe can enjoy a breeze while resting upon its shallow platform.
So why all this hate for a balcony style that's been around forever and isn't actually hurting anyone? These pasted-on decorations are being used on many of the newer "luxury"-style apartments around the city, they're all over the rental market, and even appear in the new micro-apartment renderings. So we're here with a plea: architects, please bring these balconies to their timeless end.