Tuesday, April 01, 2008

GL Slideshow: Inside the Red Hook Ikea

We got a tour of the huge Ikea site and store in Red Hook on Friday courtesy of Curbed and Racked and were able to walk the 6.5 acre site and get a look inside the blue-and-yellow structure that will work a dramatic change on the neighborhood. The waterfront promenade, which is close to a mile from end to end, is taking shape and employs remnants of the Todd Shipyard as part of the landscaping. (Lee Weintraub, who would do the landscaping for the Toll Brothers in Gowanus is the landscape architect.) We got our first look at the remnants of the Graving Dock and close ups of the gantry cranes as well as of work that is still going on to dredge around piers. One pier is being left intact and will be available for public access. Others are being severed from shore. While work on the site is far advanced, its huge size means there is a vast amount before the store opens.

More Photos:
· Ikea Inside & Out: Looking Out at Red Hook [Curbed]
· Ikea Inside & Out: A Store Walkthrough [Racked]
· Ikea Inside & Out: A Racked & Curbed Special [Racked]
· Ikea Inside & Out: A Racked & Curbed Special [Curbed]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop with the photos already! I'd rather see a dead dog.

7:05 PM  

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