new bland design
source 69 Adams
Looks like mid-2010s style architecture.
This type of architecture in such a prominent site should be illegal.
I probably shouldn’t be surprised but overall, I am surprised by how much the design changed, is it still the same firm that designed it?
Yeah this is a big design change from the last rendering shown here.
The new design is extremely generic, but I don’t hate it.
I did hate the old design; it looked super dated.
As a one-off, I don’t hate it. At least every unit gets plenty of natural light and balconies. Better than nothing.
Under The Bridge by Jjlhawk Photography, on Flickr
Eh. I’m pretty happy this went up. Driving down the Manhattan Bridge towards Brooklyn and seeing such density totally wrapping you around on both sides, is beautiful. Yeah, it could’ve been taller, and it could’ve been better looking. But its density footprint is astonishing, as viewed from the bridge.
Yes, it has a lot of presence, from the bridge, many streets in Dumbo, and even Manhattan. For such a prominent place, it should have been better.
curved windows like that don’t appear to be in either of the rendered designs. It appears like the final design will be closer to the original renderings.