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  • Looks “Sweet.”

    Get it? “Sweet” like sugar

  • kudos to them for not killing the exterior coolness of it. very curious as to what the inside will look like. would definitely consider this area.

  • all the exterior coolness of the projects

  • I’m sure the tenants up top will love the glaring yellow neon Domino sign.

  • Man, that’s ugly.

    A glass box on top of an old dilapidated factory is cool? Whats wrong with you people.

  • The reuse of the building looks well done – HOWEVER the other buildings that are to be built are horrendous! More blah BBB design work to mess up the fantastic urbanistic opportunity on one of the last stretches of incredible waterfront.

  • i hope the afforable housing units have water views. we deserve it!

  • Put a thumb on the side of it and point it at Manhattan.

  • “we deserve it!”

    ??

    You “deserve” water views?

    Maybe we deserve to pay lower taxes for the money we work hard to earn, and not have to pay for your affordable-housing water views. How’s that?

  • 1:25….eat shit (not 1:08 poster, just someone that can tell that you need a beat down).

  • daveinbedstuy

    Get it built already. You want it to get torn down and look like those “Hasidic” buildings we were shown last week????

    1:08 = 1:36 = “entitled”

  • A new design on top of an industrial building is cool. This is much better than what was originally proposed (which was just a glass box) – BBB actually managed to design something.

    1:08 – the first one – BBB is not designing the rest of the complex, that’s coming from Raphael Viñoly’s office.

    1:08 – the second one – I wouldn’t hold your breath.

  • I think making the structural components of the addition more visible makes it better, more muscular, more industrial. Not sure if they’ve gotten as far as good, but if LPC approved it, perhaps the case is closed. The balconies, however, are a complete horror.

  • Besides the tacky glass at the top, this is a good example of historic preservation.

    I am so sick of developers disregarding our cities rich and diverse cultural history and building ice cube office looking apartment buildings everywhere.

    Please voice your support to save our beloved Fulton Fish Market ruins on South Street. The developers want to tear down the Pier shopping area and build a tacky hotel that will rise over the Brooklyn Bridge!

    We need to preserve the character of the PEOPLE and SMALL BUSINESSES LEFT IN THIS CITY. It is rare to see a real “New Yawka” anymore in Manhattan, it’s transplants from Seattle and Los Angeles. Ugh. God Save this city.

  • oh ye of little imagination. I think this looks fantastic–adaptive reuse at its best. Very reminescent of Tate Modern. And I like the glass box on top. Congrats to developer!

  • 1:08 is clearly being sarcastic. God.

    5:28 — if it were all “New Yawkas” in this city it would look like Detroit and be just as vital.

  • It would be fine except for the monstrosities next to it that are going to make it look like a log cabin on Park Avenue.

    Pavonia/Newport here we come!

  • I think the design is okay, and an improvement over the last..mostly just relieved that the sign is back! However, the architect did step on me in the elevator on the way to the hearing, which didn’t win him any points in my book….

    And about ‘real New Yawkas’- don’t forget what EB White said:

    “There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born there, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size, its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter–the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something. Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion.”

    Mm hmm.

  • Say what you want about Beyer Blinder Belle but no one has as much experience as they do with adapting old buildings to new uses. they practically invented the idea.
    They got a bumb rap years ago from the late Herbert Muschamp of the NYT who just didn’t like American architects or any architects except eight of his friends. -That’s why he got canned by the NYT. but there are still know-nothing parrots out there who say that the firm can’t design.