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Domino Sugar Landmarking React-O-Matic

Yesterday, parts of the old Domino Sugar factory on the Williamsburg waterfront were landmarked. Here's a quick look at some of the react:

1) "Well, there's still the problem of the vast majority of the site being un-protected and proposed for an ENORMOUS development (i.e. two 30-story towers and two 40-story towers) but this politely hands the mess over to City Planning to deal with."[Historic Districts Council Newsstand]

2) "Ironically, what is arguably the best-known feature of the plant, the large Domino Sugar sign facing the East River, is not a part of the landmark designation, nor the building from which it hangs." [CityRoom]

3) "The designation of the refinery is great news...We are excited that the Domino Sugar Refinery will actually be a part of the New Domino, and not just another branding opportunity." [WPA]

4) "The preservation of the Domino plant is a victory, but it could turn out to be a very bittersweet, if not hollow, one." [GL]

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