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January 4th, 2003, 03:41 PM
Atlantic Terminal - four high ceilinged floors mostly completed. My father and I watched a steel beam being lifted, as did what appeared to be a pimp next to us


9 Metrotech Center South - from the front, a nightmare that almost made me soil my backside. From the back, alright


12 Metrotech *Center - looking good. I like the windows although it's weird how they get bigger halfway up the building


Federal Courthouse Eastern District - again I got it on a gloomy day. It's nice, nothing special but looks good from far away


Light Bridges - the lot is still empty. There's a kitty in there though

January 4th, 2003, 06:53 PM
Good work. :) They're all more or less palatable. Yes I'm a snob.

TLOZ Link5
January 4th, 2003, 07:11 PM
9 and 12 Metrotech look pretty tall for Brooklyn. *I think I can see 12 from the Queensboro Bridge.

January 4th, 2003, 10:00 PM
12 is the second tallest in the borough, tallest Downtown

TLOZ Link5
January 5th, 2003, 01:03 PM
Quote: from Gulcrapek on 10:00 pm on Jan. 4, 2003
12 is the second tallest in the borough, tallest Downtown

Republic National Bank in Fort Greene is the tallest, right?

January 5th, 2003, 01:21 PM
Excellen shots. *Post any other Brooklyn photoss...

January 6th, 2003, 01:03 AM
Nice pics, I like the last two shots. *The courthouse shot kind of has a "cozy" feeling about it.

January 6th, 2003, 09:01 AM
Great pics. *I have to disagree with you re: 9 Metrotech South. *I think the building turned out alot nicer than anticipated and has some nice details. *Much better than I expected.

January 6th, 2003, 06:07 PM
9 metrotech is ok. though as the backside shows it would have looked cooler if it had an all glass facade. why do all brooklyn buildings have to be made of brick????12 metrotech is ok though i dont know why they chose green glass. the federal courthouse is definately the best looking of the new buildings

January 6th, 2003, 07:30 PM
The courthouse is a nice modern addition, nice lightness for a federal building. A breath of fresh air in Brooklyn it is not. Brooklyn needs creative architecture, a Cesar Pelli clone should not be the borough's best work of recent architecture.

January 7th, 2003, 07:02 AM
Eli, do you know when this building was completed?

The Margaret

January 7th, 2003, 03:56 PM
I've never heard of that

What direction is it from Downtown, north or south?

January 7th, 2003, 11:13 PM
Looks like Brooklyn Heights, by the Promenade

January 12th, 2003, 12:43 AM
dont forget this one:




so whats next? any news on light bridges??

how do u make the image open directly on the post??

(Edited by sniperwolf at 12:52 am on Jan. 12, 2003)

January 12th, 2003, 11:34 AM
No, Light Bridges is an enigma wrapped in chocolate

There won't be any major constructions in the area for a while. 2004 starts the Marriott and this year the Law School dorm should start rising but they're nothing that noticeable on the skyline

January 12th, 2003, 12:16 PM
Quote: from sniperwolf on 12:43 am on Jan. 12, 2003

how do u make the image open directly on the post??

See this thread (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/topic.cgi?forum=5&topic=5)

February 5th, 2003, 09:26 AM
Atlantic Terminal has 8th floor steel in place....

TLOZ Link5
February 5th, 2003, 04:53 PM
Yeah, *I saw. *I was at BAM today to see Twelfth Night. *Very nice.

February 8th, 2003, 12:00 PM
Instead of starting a new thread

These are from one or two weeks ago

12 Metrotech Center


(Note these were taken on another gloomy day and also that the bricks in the building are very visible in reality, just in these pictures they were blurred)

Brooklyn Law School Dormitory

There is a project on 4th Avenue involving both sides of one site. It's a condo I think five floors that fits right in with the exisiting streetwall of brownstone fronts, although I'm not sure how the facade will be. It's two buildings, on opposite sides of one block

There's also another 6 story residential topped off on the avenue and a 6 or 7 story one topped off in the area. Fort Greene is getting up there

Later on I'll post the pic or two I took of Atlantic Terminal