The transformation of the historic Domino Sugar Refinery into modern offices seems to finally be in motion.
A recent walk past the landmarked 1882 factory at 292 Kent Avenue showed cranes at work, bracing going up on the facade facing the waterfront and a sidewalk shed in place on the facade by Kent Avenue. A permit for the shoring and stabilization of the building was issued on April 11.
The Practice for Architecture and Urbanism’s controversial design for the adaptive reuse of the refinery was approved in November 2017. The design will include a barrel-vaulted glass roof inserted into the brick factory building.
It’s just one element in the larger Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment from developer Two Trees. Domino Park, the publicly accessible green space stretching from South 5th Street to Grand Street, opened in June 2018. The first new apartments in the development, the 16-story donut-shaped residential building at 325 Kent Avenue, has been completed and work on the 42-story 260 Kent Avenue is under way.
[Photos by Susan De Vries]
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