New Look Prospect Park: PLG Getting Big Glass Tower
That is a rendering of a new 20-story building that is planned for Lincoln Road in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens near Ocean Avenue. The building would have 210,000 square feet of space and come from Gilman Architects. Yesterday, we talked with architect Tom Gilman who said it's "a tall building, but in a way that it's pulled back from the street" and said that he designed it with "a lot of glass to give people views of the park." The building would sit at the edge of Prospect Park, not far from the 1876 Olmsted and Vaux Boathouse. It would include 17,000 square feet of roof space that would be a park for residents. The building would also have an LED light system with a lighting scheme that will change hourly. Mr. Gilman said the lights would be "an abstract urban clock." It's unclear if the Prospect Park Alliance had previously seen the plans and whether it approves or disapproves of the building's impact on vistas in the park. The building would also be very visible from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Labels: Prospect-Lefferts Gardens