Articles by Michael Young


53 Pearl Street Awaits Redevelopment Approvals in DUMBO, Brooklyn

BKSK Architects is currently awaiting word from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) on its latest proposals to renovate and expand 53 Pearl Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The team revealed its latest design for the 140-year-old Italianate-style structure a year ago after initial plans from March 2019, which called for a tall multi-story addition at the rear of the property, were denied for being both “out of scale” and “contextually inappropriate.” The building was once a factory for the Masury Paint Company and was transformed into rental apartments several years ago.

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One Clinton’s Stone Façade Continues to Rise in Brooklyn Heights

Curtain wall installation is progressing on One Clinton, a 36-story mixed-use building in Brooklyn Heights. Alternately addressed as 280 Cadman Plaza West, the Flatiron-esque structure is designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Hudson Companies and will span 295,000 square feet with 134 residential units. The project will also house a 9,000-square-foot STEM research center and One Clinton Street Library, a new public library that replaces the former Brooklyn Heights Library that once stood on the site.

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