At one time a case could've been made for 360 Smith Street being the most controversial new development in Brooklyn. The 70-foot-tall apartment building even helped ignite the grassroots movement that successfully campaigned for a downzoning of the neighborhood. But the project survived its many challenges, and the anger somewhat subsided when the developer junked the Heavy Metal Building design by barred-chitect Robert Scarano in favor of something a bit more crowd-pleasing. Now the building, working title Oliver House, is claiming its patch of Brooklyn sky. The progress photo was sent to blog Pardon Me For Asking by a neighbor losing his view, one thing the future residents of 360 Smith won't have to worry about thanks to the rezoning.
· 360 Smith Street Starting To Block The Sky And View In Carroll Gardens [PMFA]
· 360 Smith Street coverage [Curbed]