Brooklyn’s northwest coast

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The following examples (1-5 or more) will require ongoing review.  As Brooklyn northwest coast begins to develop we expect it to reveal a new public realm in a receding industrial waterfront.

Community pressure produced a demand for inclusionary housing bonuses to exact 20% to 30% of the units as affordable in Brooklyn and opened the gate for the first expansion of the General Exclusion Area formally known as the Manhattan Exclusion Zone.  (Note: all maps are by Jason Lee for New York Magazine)

  1. The Edge: Stephen B. Jacobs; master plan by FXFOWLE and TEN Arquitectos, September 2008  (view NYC Construction Top Projects pdf: here) Scaled back from 1.5 million to 1….  what else?
  2. Palmer’s Dock: FXFOWLE, phase one, 2008; phase two, 2009  (Impact of tax credits on design discussion in Journal of Tax Credits pdf article: here
  3. North 8: Greenberg Farrow Architecture, spring 2007
  4. Domino Sugar Site: Rafael Viñoly Architects, no completion date.  The story at this link must be a hoax: Hoax?
  5. Schaefer Landing:  Karl Fischer Architects, 2006

Critique please….

local blogs on the above… whatever…. 

odd there has been so little on one of the most polluted waterfronts in NYC’s history….

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