So, why have dozens of windows at the old Domino Sugar Plant in Williamsburg been opened in the last few weeks? No one knows, but preservationists trying to landmark the building would love to find out. The Waterfront Preservation Alliance of Greenpoint & Williamsburg writes:
Now this building has stood solidly in its place for almost 125 years, so we can only hope that a few weeks of exposure to the elements will not do any damage. Still, it raises questions of what the developers are doing with this important historic resource, and why there are suddenly dozens of windows left open during the coldest part of the year. Seriously, in addition to the potential for damage to the structure caused by exposure, freezing pipes and freezing and thawing masonry, such neglect invites vandals and explorers.The group has an online petition calling for the landmarking of the building, which suddenly has all those open windows.
· Hey, Close That Window! [Waterfront Preservation Alliance]
· Williamsburg's Domino Landmarking Fight Gets Ironic [Curbed]