Saturday, February 02, 2008

More Renderings of the Domino Glass Box


We will refrain from extended comment on what we will be calling Williamsburg's Nightmare in Glass until Monday. In the meantime, that should offer an indication of our general feelings about the modification to the landmarked Domino Sugar Plant on Kent Avenue that developers are proposing. Yesterday, Brownstoner offered a first look at renderings that had been revealed at a Community Board 1 committee meeting on Thursday night. Today, the Waterfront Preservation Alliance of Greenpoint & Williamsburg has more detailed renderings of the modifications to the factory building itself. (Notably, the renderings do not show the towers that would surround the building.) The Landmarks Preservation Commission will be holding a public hearing about the proposal on Tuesday, February 5 at 2:00 p.m., at the Municipal Building (1 Centre Street), 9th Floor North. According to the Alliance, "the big story" is the rooftop addition to the Filter House ." The firm Beyer Blinder Belle is proposing to put a five-story addition on top of the Filter House. If one includes mechanical bulkheads, the addition will be almost eight stories tall. The group will be meeting on Monday evening to formulate its own position on the Nightmare in Glass. The Beyer Blinder Belle proposal is similar to the glass addition that has been proposed to the landmark Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan, which would fundamentally alter that structure.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, I don't want to comment on those towers, but, the glass topped factory could be "OK" if , perhaps, it was a cool skylight or retractable roof over a swimmming pool or for those fancy non new yorkers from Texas who will be living here, a shooting range?. I don't know. Why gild a lilly? Isn't the factory huge enough? Isn't it just Ok the way it is? Surely with all those giant massive towers filled with apartments, does this really need a glass topped whatever? Hell, it could be a heliport cuz I doubt anyone rich enough to buy into this are gonna want to take the L train. Oh, no, right, these people will all have cars and will be jammin' the bridges every rush hour...

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it. Honestly, I still can't understand why that dump of a factory was landmarked in the first place.

1:22 PM  
Blogger gary said...

Looks better from the water than the other angles. Then again, that could be because the artist has chosen to render the addition with a cloak of invisibility in the water view.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The factory is history, do do.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY the hell are they building these highrises in williamsburg to see to people who are from manhattan and want to be in manhattan? why aren't they building these 40 story buildings on the West side in manhattan like they were planning a few years ago---there are subways there and stores like grocery stores and daycare and public schools etc they have infrastructure there that Burg won;t have for a decade or two max. What is the City thinking? You can't get on the packed L train to get to your city job now, what happens when they add 5,000-7,000 more suits that need to get to work by 8:30-9am every day. Adding another stop DOES NOT make the trains less packed!!

2:36 PM  

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