With the unveiling of Two Trees' plans for the extreme makeover of Brooklyn's Domino Sugar Factory, a new era has begun for the industrial development, but less than a decade ago, the refinery was still churning out the sweet stuff. What New Yorkers know as Domino was created by Frederick Havemeyer in the mid-1800s; by 1887, the operation was renamed the American Refinery Company, and it was one of the world's largest sugar refineries. Here now, we bring you a look back at the factory's sugary past, with twenty-two historic photos of the refinery in action.
· Domino coverage [Curbed]
· The Domino Sugar Factory: a Relic of the Industrial Waterfront [East River History]