Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Mess at Quadriad Development Site in Williamsburg

Quadriad Fence

Gowanus Lounge ambled over to the square block site of the proposed Quadriad Development Williamsburgh Square project on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg on Sunday, simply because we've been shooting photos of the industrial building that is still standing on the property that is being slowly demolished. We were surprised to find some of the plywood wall surround the site down and the building pretty much open to anyone that felt like wandering through the rubble.

While we assume the fence was blown down by the nasty wind on Saturday night, we hope it isn't an omen of things to come. We're not so sure, though. We've found the site wide open on multiple visits during the slow demolition this summer and noted that bricks and concrete seemed perilously close to the demolition wall. (Great opportunities for walking through the rubble, though, if you're into that sort of thing.)

To refresh the memory: 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. Quadriad has also proposed building 24 other buildings from 12 to 40 stories in the area between Bedford and Kent Avenues from North Third to North Sixth Streets.

Whether these are serious proposals or part of a bizarre strategy to garner attention or to propose something totally outrageous in the hope of getting something that is simply outrageous approved is anyone's guess. Meantime, we assume the fence was fixed on Sunday or Monday? Or did the demolition site stay open to the public until this morning?
Quadriad Fence 2

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