The plan to build two residential towers at Pier 6 has proven controversial, even by Brooklyn Bridge Park standards, but if the development does end up happening, the above rendering, sent by a tipster to Brooklyn Heights Blog, shows what the towers might look like if they were smooth, translucent, and purple.
Brooklyn Bridge Park has been funded since its opening in 2002 with money from condo developments in the park itself, but even with other Brooklyn Bridge Park developments selling like crazy, the future of Pier 6 remains uncertain. Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing pressure from city and state officials to halt the progress of the two buildings and change course from the Bloomberg plan for maintaining the park. However, de Blasio is also facing pressure from just about everyone to fulfill his campaign promise of dramatically increasing the city's stock of affordable housing, meaning that having the city develop more residential buildings will always remain an attractive option.
· With Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pierhouse Units Selling in Record Time, Here's What Towers at Pier 6 Look Like [BHB]
· De Blasio Asked to Halt Possible Residential Towers at Pier 6 [Curbed]
· Sales at Brooklyn's Under-Construction Pierhouse Set Records [Curbed]