Williamsburg Bank View

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"…one of the great skyscrapers of New York. It can be seen: it is not only the tallest building in Brooklyn, but there is nothing remotely so high anywhere near it." 

The Architectural Guidebook to New York City – Francis Morrone

It’s a Lockout: No BIB Posting Allowed on Blogger

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"Blogger’s spam-prevention robots have detected that your blog has characteristics of a spam blog. Since you’re an actual person reading this, your blog is probably not a spam blog. Automated spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and we sincerely apologize for this false positive.

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We decided to switch blog providers after receiving the above message from Blogger and being locked out of the site for more than a week. The old blog lives on, though Blogger hasn’t yet let us back in to retrieve the archives.


Hot Bird Hanging On: Atlantic Yards Destruction Update

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There’s a new construction update on the ‘Yards over at No Land Grab. We swung past on Saturday to find the Hot Bird building on Vanderbilt has survived so far.

* Demolition is complete at 465 Dean Street (block 1127, lot 54). Clean up and back fill will be completed within this 2-week period.
* Demolition is complete at 814 Pacific Street (block 1129, lot 45). Clean up and back fill will be completed within this 2-week period.
* Demolition is complete at 538 Vanderbilt Avenue (block 1129, lot 46). Clean up and back fill will be completed within this 2-week period.
* Demolition is underway at 546 Vanderbilt Avenue (block 1129, lot 54) and will continue for the next two–three months.