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DoBro's Newest Boxy Building Could Have Been A Spaceship

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After years of delays, the combined hotel and apartment building at 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension has finally topped out, and it looks just like any ol' building. Brownstoner stopped by the scene and found that not only is the 171-hotel room, 69-apartment building well on its way, but also that the building's architect of record has changed yet again; when plans first started forming for the tower in 2005, Ismael Leyva was named project architect, only to be replaced by Gene Kaufman who has now been superseded by Kutnicki Berstein Architects. It's a good thing, too, because somewhere along the way the original, spaceship-reminiscent design got blasted out of the picture. Got all that? Although the property's been a thing on paper for 10 years, it was only projected to top out in 2014.

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85 Flatbush Avenue Extension

85 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn, NY