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The Observer's Stephen Jacob Smith has some thoughts on how the SHoP-designed Domino development will fit into the Brooklyn skyline, and his thoughts are: not well. But, he contends, that's not all SHoP's fault, as Williamsburg's battle between developers and residents has resulted in significant upzoning in manufacturing areas and significant restrictions in residential areas. "The result is an awkward hybrid that pleases nobody. There isn't enough supply allowed to meet demand and temper the wave of gentrification shooting over northern Brooklyn, but what supply is allowed comes in the form of towers so out of place that they spark resentment throughout the community." [NYO; previously]