Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Brooklyn House of Detention, Now With Retail

New York Magazine describes the revived plans to reinvent the jail system — and, they say, "gloss up Atlantic Avenue in the bargain." Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney showed early drawings by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of a “more vibrant shopping arcade” lining Atlantic and Smith — on the ground floor of the Brooklyn House of Detention -- doubled in size.

That Trader Joe's shown on the ground floor is for illustration purposes only -- Two Trees has confirmed that the deal is still on for TJ's to move into the old Independence Bank building at Atlantic and Court Streets.

Photo courtesy NYC Dept. of Design & Construction -- see it full size at New York Magazine.

Past posts on the Brooklyn House of Detention here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Comes all the way out to the street. Looks massive.

Anonymous said...

Still looks better than the jail.

bj said...

Wait till all the jail buses with the blinking lights line up outside the store.