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Landmarks rejects sugar crystal facade for Dumbo building

10 Jay Street is undergoing conversion to 46 residential units

February 04, 2015 05:30PM

Rendering of 10 Jay Street (credit: ODA Architecture)

Rendering of 10 Jay Street (credit: ODA Architecture)

The Landmarks Preservation Commission this week rejected a sugar crystal-inspired facade design for a waterfront Dumbo building that Glacier Global Partners is converting to residential.

Though some commissioners called the presentation by ODA Architecture “moving,” “exceptional” and a “lyrical, personal statement of great beauty,” they ultimately sent the firm back to the drawing board to craft a north-facing facade more appropriate for the historic district. However, they approved plans to restore the other facades.

The building was formerly home to several commercial tenants but and is being converted to 46 residential units.

Glacier Global Partners previously developed a luxury condo building at 15 Renwick Street in Hudson Square. [Curbed] — Tess Hofmann

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