Thursday, January 26, 2012

Find the Changes In New Improved 30 Henry Street Proposal -- Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Eagle has published a rendering of the modified 30 Henry Street design -- the one that was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on January 18. The approved design is the lower photo.

The original proposal for the new five-story, five-unit building at 30 Henry St. in Brooklyn Heights (the former site of Brooklyn Eagle headquarters) -- the one that wasn't approved -- is shown on top.

Aside from the poor quality of the newer rendering, how many differences can you spot?

We notice the chimneys are white in the newer version.

The Eagle notes, "To the untrained eye, the new plan looks very similar to the original design that was submitted to the commission recently."

In December,the Brooklyn Heights Association's Executive Director Judy Stanton told the Brooklyn Eagle the building site "cries out for a distinctive and much more contemporary design than that which was shown to the BHA last week.

“Fortis has hired excellent architects in BKSK, and the BHA has respectfully asked them to return to the drafting board to create a building that celebrates our time."

Mission accomplished?

Modified Design for 30 Henry Street Unveiled  Brooklyn Eagle
- LPC Approves New 30 Henry Street Design in Brooklyn Heights
- A Century of Changes at 30 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights

Design by BKSK Architects

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vintagejames said...

Does it come with the car on the sidewalk?

Anonymous said...

I have a trained eye and I see almost nothing different.

When people use such language to talk down to others you know they are wrong.

Anonymous said...

looks like they painted a white line between the 4th and 5th floor. Do I win?