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Imagine a Newtown Creek Lined with Glassy Towers

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As with the equally polluted (give or take) Gowanus Canal, it seems like only a matter of time before the banks of Newtown Creek give way to large-scale residential development, and to get things started architectural firms Avoid Obvious Architects and Studio C Architects have designed just such a development for a currently industrial East Williamsburg site, on spec. One of the architects told NY YIMBY, "we hope to find the right investors in China." The plan consists of three glassy towers connected by planted walkways. One of the towers would be condos (naturally), one would be a hotel, and the third would be "dedicated as artist's studio." (The entire thing? Apparently.) The renderings do raise some questions, though, such as: at what point did the barren industrial wasteland of East Williamsburg turn into a lush forest? Also: why is there an approximately 20-foot statue of two horses fighting in the lobby of (what has to be the art studio) building? Presumably, these questions will be answered in time.

· East Williamsburg [Avoid Obvious]
· Vision: East Williamsburg Waterfront Redevelopment [NY YIMBY]
· Newtown Creek coverage [Curbed]