Above is the first rendering we've seen of the big Long Island City development taking over the old Pennsylvania Railroad Power House building, which has been around since 1909. You may recall the controversy surrounding the razing of its iconic smokestacks last spring. We're not seeing any other information on the Karl Fischer website, but if you click on "news" and then "upcoming projects," you'll see a slew of new Williamsburg buildings ripe for your praise/condemnation. On a side note, doesn't removing "Pennsylvania Railroad" from the building's name make it sound like an '80s gay nightclub? Will residents really be able to say "I live in the Power House" without laughing? Developing...
· LIC's Pillars Will Come Tumbling Down [Curbed]
· Karl Fischer Architect [kfarchitect.com]