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    Default The Brooklyner - 111 Lawrence Street - Brooklyn - Rental

    Lawrence St tower may top Williamsburgh Bank



    By Dana Rubinstein
    The Brooklyn Paper
    August 11, 2007

    The Williamsburgh Bank Building’s iconic clocktower would no longer be the borough’s tallest structure, if a big-time development company has its way.

    The Clarett Group, the firm behind the Forte condos in Fort Greene, submitted a proposal in June for a 51-story residential building at 111 Lawrence St., near the Metrotech campus Downtown.

    The Buildings Department rejected the proposal and sent it back to the developer for revision.

    But if the basic elements of the proposal remain intact, the 491-unit residential tower would rise 514 feet, two feet taller than the legendary Williamsburgh Bank Building.

    The developer did not return repeated requests for comment. But local preservationists are wary.

    “There is nothing sacrosanct about the specific height of the Williamsburgh Bank building,” said Simeon Bankoff, Historic Districts Council executive director. “It’s more of a case of what we want Brooklyn to look like. Do we want Brooklyn to be the mirror image of the Manhattan skyline?”

    In 2006, Brooklynites were similarly aghast to discover that Miss Brooklyn, the trophy skyscraper of the Frank Gehry-designed 16-tower-and-arena Atlantic Yards project, would rise to 620 feet and obscure views of the clocktower. Later that year, developer Forest City Ratner, agreed to lower its height to below 512 feet.

    If Bankoff had his way, Clarett would do the same.

    “Brooklyn was once called the borough of churches, because church steeples were the tallest things around,” said Bankoff. “The notion of this high-rise living is not necessarily what defines Brooklyn as an area, as a notion, as a state of mind.”

    News about the Lawrence St. deal was first reported on Brownstoner.com

    ©2007 The Brooklyn Paper

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    I wish ONE building could please surpass the Savings Bank so we can get over this ridiculous hurdle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewYorkDoc View Post
    I wish ONE building could please surpass the Savings Bank so we can get over this ridiculous hurdle.
    A bunch will surpass its height (I already count three); no need to fret.

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    111 Lawrence will sit almost dead center in the Brooklyn skyline. The architects are Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel. If these towers ever start, I think Brooklyn will have a more visually appealing skyline that Jersey City in a few years.

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    True, Ratner also has the 1M SF building proposed for the NY Tech College site at Jay & Tillary. That should give the skyline a boost and block the uglier Metrotech buildings.

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    Default 107 lawrence street and 388 bridge street - 2 50 story towers ready

    It looks like the demolition of 107 lawrence street is complete. Brownstoner ran an article there would be a 51 story condo there. Down the street, on 388 bridge street, demolition is underway today. My understanding is a 50 story tower will be built there.

    107 Lawrence Street hype - http://www.brownstoner.com/brownston...tts_big_pl.php

    388 Bridge Street hype - discussed in this thread around sept 25.

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    DOB shows that 109 - 117 Lawrence has a NEW Building Application (Disapproved 10.03.2007):

    Arch: Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel (nothing shown there for this site)
    J2 Residential
    Stories: 51
    Height: 514
    Residences: 491
    Gross SF: 456,082 Sq. Ft.

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    I'm glad to see this one go up. One of the problems with the new development in Brooklyn is that 40 story buildings aren't that visible from likely skyline vantages like the Manhattan East River, and these new taller 50+ story buildings will actually stand out and add some heft tot he skyline.

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    excavation plans approved today by DOB:
    http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/Jo...bhous=&allstrt=

    downtown brooklyn rising. squash the credit crunch.

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    Default backhoe on site now ...

    ... and the slight beginning of some unearthing is evident

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    damn it. they were finally getting going over here, and now a stop work order ...

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    Anyone seen a rendering of this one? Very excited for this development.

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    wut up bk-nite.

    107 and 111 are the same site. i haven't been by in almost 2 weeks so can't comment on visible progress but DOB records show that another pass at the new building permit was shot down on monday. they should get it sooner or later.

    i haven't seen a rendering either, and would also LOVE to see one.

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    thanks BL -- i'll keep my eyes out on this one.
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    they're starting to kick it into high gear on this site. looks like pile driving is imminent and they're working out of an absolutely ginormous hole. this building is going to be a biggun.

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