How Shiny Is the Future for Park Slope’s Old Triangle Sports Building?

Rendering via RedSky Capital

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A restaurant, Sephora, an Apple store….so far, none of the rumors have panned out. The prominent but somewhat awkward triangle of land at 182 Flatbush in Park Slope has remained empty since the owners of Triangle Sports shut up shop after 96 years in business and sold the property to RedSky Capital for $4.1 million in 2013.

(RedSky, of course, is the real estate developer that has been snapping up strategically placed plots in Williamsburg and elsewhere in the borough. Brooklyn’s first Apple store is their tenant.)

Now the spot has acquired shiny new concept renderings from AA Studio that show the 19th century building transformed into a transparent wedge.

A stair and catwalks wend around a three-story core branded with giant corporate logos on the sides. (The images show headphones, a cartoon character, and basketball players — presumably signifying brands along the lines of Sony, Disney and Nike.)

Another option shows the 4,790-square-foot building doubling in size thanks to a three-floor addition (each floor of the current building is about 1,600 square feet).

An old setup from broker TerraCRG shows the stucco-over-brick building back when it was still Triangle Sports with its prominent cornice and wrap-around signage.

Funds permitting, one could re-create the 19th century details as well. The building may date to the 1850s, according to a 1917 Brooklyn Eagle article.

Which version do you like better? What do you want to see in this space?

brooklyn development triangle sports 182 flatbush avenue

Rendering via AA Studio

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Rendering via RedSky Capital

brooklyn development triangle sports 182 flatbush avenue

Rendering via AA Studio

Rendering via AA Studio

Rendering via AA Studio

brooklyn development triangle sports 182 flatbush avenue

Rendering via AA Studio

brooklyn development triangle sports 182 flatbush avenue

An article about the prospective demolition of the building shows its appearance in 1917. Article via Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Circa 1950s photo via AA Studio

Circa 1950s photo via AA Studio

Rendering via TerraCRG.

The building in 2012. Photo via TerraCRG

brooklyn development triangle sports 182 flatbush avenue park slope

The building in 2016. Photo by Hannah Frishberg

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