A recent visit revealed the sugar crystal-inspired metal and glass surface, with reflections of the East River, has been fully constructed.
Recent decisions by the Landmarks Preservation Commission have caused members of the preservation community to question the agency's commitment to preserving the architectural heritage of the city.
ODA Architecture's sugar crystal-inspired reboot of 10 Jay Street is taking form on the waterfront in Dumbo.
Brooklyn, one building at a time.
At one point in the early-20th century, almost a third of Dumbo belonged to the Arbuckle Brothers Company, the country’s largest coffee company and a major purveyor of coffee and sugar. This building was part of their controversial sugar refinery.
After requesting some changes, the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday approved this striking crystalline facade design for an adaptation of a 19th century factory in Dumbo, The Real Deal reported. The commissioners shot down a similar version of the design for 10 Jay Street last month, and ODA Architecture returned yesterday with a few tweaks.
The updated rendering, above, has more steel panels and added brick slab edges peeking through between the metal and glass facade pieces.
Several years ago the owners of 10 Jay Street in Dumbo filed plans to add a five-story addition to the commercial building. After a few stop work orders were put into place, though, the plans were never realized. This week, however, the city issued permits for “a five story vertical enlargement and one story extension” on the building. It’s unclear exactly what the purpose of the enlargement is or how it’s supposed to look, or if it perhaps represents some sort of residential-conversion gambit. Since the original plans were filed the building became part of the Dumbo Historic District so, unless the original permits were grandfathered in, we’re assuming the enlargement requires LPC approval.
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