Friday, February 01, 2008

New Domino: Thicket of Towers, Plus a Glass Box on Top

[Photo courtesy of Brownstoner]

Our friends at Brownstoner attended last night's Community Board 1 Landmark Committee meeting and caught the developer's presentation about the New Domino. The photos are either riveting or alarming, depending on one's point of view, and show a project that, as expected, would radically transform Williamsburg. The full set is over at Brownstoner, including the huge glass box that would be added to the top of the landmarked old Domino Sugar Factory. Now that the cat's out of the bag, one hopes the developers post renderings online or make them available so that the public can get a close look at images that don't show the plans for more or for less than they are. Everyone should have a chance to see them as the architect intends them to be before the LPC hearing on February 5.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can still put a glass box on top of the landmarked part? I hate it. Too tall and stupid. Less tall, please.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous My2Cents said...

This along with the Atlantic yards disaster will go down as the beginning of the end of this City.
The justification for all of these abuses is that the City is expecting an additional 1 million people in the next 30 years.
It's all a big lie. They are not accounting for the millions who are leaving. And that doesn't even take into consideration the millions who are NOW being forced out of this City.
Put this note in a vault -
In 2030 The population of NYC will be little more than it is now. It may very well be considerably less. The city will be full of barren monstrosities that will be used as homeless shelters. And we will be begging the state and the federal government for financing to bail us out.
While somewhere in Israel, Europe the Caribbean, or god knows where, the Ratners, and Katan's of this world will be laughing at the stupid New Yorkers.

7:11 PM  

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