[Photo courtesy of Brownstoner]
Some renderings of what Rafael Viñoly and the developers have in mind for the Domino Sugar Plant site in Williamsburg have finally seen the light of day, and they certainly make an impression. Brownstoner got a bunch of shots of renderings that were shown at a community meeting in Williamsburg last night. The renderings show masonry towers with glass tops rising around the landmarked factory. The landmark itself would be radically modified with a five-story glass box growing from the top like a cousin of the Battery Maritime Building, but taller. The Daily News reports that "some frowned on the design," thinking it's "too boxy and too big," and the Landmarks Preservation Commission will have to approve the glass addition and other modifications. We await the detailed renderings in all their glory, but for now, we can't help but think it reminds us of a scandalous, tall love child of Co-op City and Domino, but without a pedestrian bridge to Manhattan.
[All images via Brownstoner]
· Domino Sugar Factory Proposed Addition Revealed [Brownstoner]
· Developers unveil Domino site plans [NYDN]
· Domino Towers & Glass, but No Pedestrian Bridge to Manhattan [Curbed]