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    Hopefully you're right. However the shape of the base thus far looks to be in line with the rendering so I'm not holding my breath.

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    Oh my...what a totally, graceless, genu-wine P.O.S.

    Unbelievable.


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    and it's growing fast too! Walked by yesterday.

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    Really, the city COULD do SOMETHING to discourage seriously terrible architecture. It's not as though something like this POS will be subtle -- it'll be the tallest freaking building in Brooklyn! (And this after Gehry's much-better "Miss Brooklyn" was ordered cut down by people worried that something would be taller than the Williamsburg Savings Bank!)

    I'm very nervous about advocating that a city dictate architectural style, but for crying out loud, they could at least have some standards sifting out the real garbage. This is what happens in landmark districts, e.g. -- why not extend it to the rest of the city?

    It's like a woman being raped as the police stand by and watch...

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    ^ As usual, they're busy going after the innocent and the good guys.

    Just like in this city, the NIMBYs and community boards always molest the ambitious (and good) projects but the true bad guys such as the McSams, Avalons, Moinans etc. are left alone.

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    Some how I think there are other forces (interests) at play against some of these projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    It's sad that this will be Brooklyn's tallest building. Hopefully only for a short time.
    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    Oh my...what a totally, graceless, genu-wine P.O.S.

    Unbelievable.


    Brooklyn has been the victim of some atroucious POS garbage archtiectural design -and it continues to be . This like the HORRID metrotech buildings is going to be a graceless embarrasment in the Brooklyn skyline.

    Well put antimyby this design is effed up, makes me want to smack the developer in the back of the head and say: "Is this the best you can do for Brooklyn's tallest tower?!??".

    Scumbags. A borough with so much character and history cannot be treated like this architecturally.

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    Seriously, Brooklyn's blazing to new heights with that ugly thing? That will be visible to everyone in Manhattan? What an embarrassment. I hope it looks better than the rendering.

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    first cladding

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    Looks like the red in the facade won't be red brick...I don't know if that's good or not. It'll be a clunker, no verticality whatsoever for a 50 story tower.

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    Never imagined Brooklyn's tallest highrise would resemble a 1950's era low income housing project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYC4Life View Post
    Never imagined Brooklyn's tallest highrise would resemble a 1950's era low income housing project.
    kind of resembles the highrise over by AY on the fort greene side.

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    On the bright side, it makes the Metrotech buildings look good by comparison.

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    I dunno, we'll have to wait till this is built (and hopefully they'll run out of $$ after 8 floors and cap it there), but I'm not sure it'll be better than MetroTech...

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    Neither buildings tops One Hanson Place (Williamsburg Savings Bank Building).

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