Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Williamsburg's High Rise Future: The Quadriad Version


onNYTurf lays some interesting images and an invaluable map of Williamsburg development on us today. Call it absolutely required reading if you are interested in what Williamsburg might look like in five or ten years. The image above, is the possible future view from Bedford and Metropolitan avenues if Quadriad Development's plans for the neighborhood come to fruition.

You might recall the Quadriad plan for "Williamsburgh Square" on Bedford Avenue and its plan to build 28 highrises in the neighborhood. Well, onNYTurf decided to envision the future if the plans go forward, taking the plans right from the developer's proposal. (The PDF and other documents are posted as part of the item.)

Williamsburgh Square would be between Bedford Avenue and Berry from North 3rd to North 4th streets and have four towers of 38, 36, 20 and 12 stories. The other 24 buildings would be from 12 to 40 stories in the area between Bedford and Kent Avenues from North Third to North Sixth Streets. Special approval is required for all: The entire area was downzoned last year as part of allowing highrises on the waterfront. (You can also see the current zoning for the neighborhood at onNYTurf.)

Back in May, we called Williamsburgh Square the "most outrageous" development proposal in all of New York, recognizing that there are many, many contenders for this title. After seeing onNYTurf's renderings, we wonder if possibly we were too restrained.

More later.

(All images were created by and are courtesy of onNYTurf.)


This is what Bedford and N. 5th could look like, as per the Quadriad plan. You can access the original image directly here.


This is the view of Wythe and N. 6th. You can access the original image directly by clicking here.


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