Architect Robert Scarano is off the job at the Heavy Metal Building at 360 Smith Street. The building had morphed to a more easy listening version by last fall after the original helped lead to the formation of a group pushing a downzoning and building moratorium in the neighborhood, but last night developer Billy Stein told a packed community meeting that Mr. Scarano had been replaced by Armand Quadrini of KSQ Architects. Mr. Quadrini has also replaced Mr. Scarano on another job in Park Slope, but more about that later on. The new building is still 70 feet tall, presenting what one resident called "a monster-sized facade on Smith Street." Local blogger Pardon Me For Asking writes that it "looks better, much better. But there is quite a lot of room for improvement." Brownstoner has more shots of the rendering. The design,which isn't final, preserves the plaza in front of the Carroll Street subway station and construction is supposed to start ASAP. The new 49-unit condo will be called Oliver House.
· Scarano Booted from Heavy Metal Job on Smith Street [GL]
· Carroll Gardens Considers a Scarano-Less Smith [Brownstoner]
· The New 360 Smith Street: Better, Except For That Glass Tower! [PMFA]