More Heavy Metal Backlash in Carroll Gardens
That sound you hear at the on Smith Street near the Carroll Street subway stop? It's the noise of the community organizing to try to seriously change a building planned for Smith Street and Second Place. The image above is a rendering someone in the neighborhood created and put on a flyer showing how what we've called the Heavy Metal Building might look. A resident also emailed us to say:
Word on the street here is this largely Italian-American and professional/Wall Street Community wants to take a postion that "yes, we know development is going to happen, but let's aim for sane/sound architecture based on sane/sound architectural and city planning principles not just put up a big ole metal box that makes some greedy developer with no conscience or sense of style the quickest buck possible before he hightails it out of here on his way to ruin some other innocent Brooklyn block. Sure to be at issue are the height of the building as well as the beloved PLAZA in front of the train where in fact many people love to hang out while they wait for the train upstairs in the air and sunlight!The photo below is the mural that appears to have gone up on a wall in the little plaza at the entrance to the subway station. It was sent to us by a reader late last night, and could be Brooklyn's first Robert Scarano-related mural. (Mr. Scarano's firm has designed the proposed building.)
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