While the seven-alarm fire rages on at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse on the East River waterfront (check the Curbed Photo Pool for on-the-scene pix), take solace in a Curbed commenter who writes, "Grandpa, this wasn't architectural vanldalism - the buildings were going to be demo'ed for new construction anyway." Indeed.
Above, check out Perkins Eastman's plans for what they term the Greenpoint District Terminal. Notes a tipster—who suspiciously tipped us off to this last Thursday, "The mixed-use plan for the privately-held site includes approximately 2.6M sf of residential tower and townhouse development, retail development, and a two-acre, public waterfront park that is integrated into the city's proposed plan for the rezoning of the Brooklyn waterfront." (After the jump: an overhead site-use plan.)
Initially, the plans called on preserving "selected existing manufacturing buildings and sky bridges" to "preserve the character of the surrounding area." Now: burned-out hulks as scenic condo backdrop? There's a certain appeal to that.
· Greenpoint District Terminal [PerkinsEastman]
· Greenpoint Clearing Land for Waterfront Development [Curbed]
· Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse Fire [GrubbyKid]