At last, we have a rendering for the latest design for 70 Henry Street, the building that houses the Brooklyn Heights Cinema (above). The Landmarks Preservation Commission did not vote on the design Tuesday, but instead sent the architects back to the drawing board for another try, several outlets reported. The current building is nothing special, one of the commissioners said, but the top of the new design needs to be reworked, said others.
“Commissioner Fred Bland remarked, ‘[This is] such an aggressive building,’ and criticized the top portion as trying to respond to the reconstructed base ‘in a tortuous way.’ Commissioner Diana Chapin advised, ‘If you’re going to take this base, let’s make a cleaner top, with less detail,’” Curbed reported.
What do you think of the design?
No Decision by Landmarks Commission on Brooklyn Heights Cinema [Brooklyn Eagle]
Landmarks Commission Rejects Design for Condos Atop Brooklyn Heights Cinema [DNAinfo]
Brooklyn Heights Cinema Condo Designs Not Quite There Yet [Curbed]
Fate Of Cinema In Limbo, Landmarks Doesn’t Vote On 70 Henry Street Plan [BHB]
Rendering via Brooklyn Eagle