When it comes to waterfront development in New York City, there’s always a battle to be waged, and this time, it is over 22 acres near Newtown Creek in north Greenpoint, Brooklyn where developers, Park Tower Group, plan to break ground in the summer of 2013 to build Greenpoint Landing. Curbed reported on Election Day last week that someone circulated a flyer protesting the development’s ten 30-to-40-story luxury residential towers to be designed by Handel Architects. This protester’s main gripe is the scale and density of the project, which the flyers state is much larger than “most of the buildings average 5 stories” and doesn’t allow for much “green space.” But the plans for Greenpoint Landing are well on its way, and could include a pedestrian bridge by Santiago Calatrava. Click on a thumbnail to launch the slideshow.
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We've finally gotten a reveal of Millenium Hollywood, the two residential and hotel towers planned on either side of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood. The verdict: What Capitol Records Building? New renderings suggest the landmark 1956 Welton Becket-designed structure could basically disappear from view. According to the Draft EIR, the Millenium Hollywood designs by Handel Architects and Roschen Van Cleve Architects could measure as tall as 585 feet on the east side of Vine Street and 485 feet on the west side of Vine Street. According to the document the rectilinear, vigorously articulated glass and stone-clad towers could hold 492 residential units and 200 luxury hotel rooms. The landscape will be executed by High Line-designer James Corner Field Operations. But plans still remain conceptual: the draft EIR also explores shorter heights and less-intrusive massings, and the project is still far from gaining city approval. Of course Roschen Van Cleve principal Bill Roschen is president of the LA City Planning Commission, so that never hurts. Something tells us preservationists, and hill dwellers worrying about their views, are mobilizing as we speak. Click a thumbnail to launch the slideshow.