The transformation of 166 Smith Street began in May, and the windowless concrete bunker is fast becoming a distant memory. The new four-story brick building is a great improvement over what was considered one of the ugliest buildings in Brooklyn, but as Pardon Me For Asking points out, the new structure does kind of resemble a small fortress with its crenellated parapet top. The MTA sold the property to an LLC in 2011 for $3.5 million, and Grasso-Menziuso Architects was tapped to turn it into an eight-unit condo building with street-level retail.
PMFA points out that it appears that part of the retail space has already been rented to athletic clothing company Lululemon. An additional 1,300-square-feet with 42-feet of frontage is available to rent. Click through for more photos of 116 Smith Street's transformation.
· Transformation Of Smith Street's Ugliest Building Into Mini Fortress Almost Complete [PMFA]
· 166 Smith Street coverage [Curbed]