Williamsburg power plant getting demolished

April 18, 2008 08:53AM

Williamsburg’s century-old Kent Avenue Powerhouse is slowly being demolished by Con Ed, which has not revealed its plans for the site. The plant, which has a stone foundation and four-story arched windows with cream colored terra-cotta trim, once provided power for the Brooklyn Rapid Transit company. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Committee rejected a bid to preserve it last year. While developer Sheldon Solow demolished a beaux-arts waterfront power plant to make way for his massive East River development last year, an old powerhouse in Long Island City was converted into Karl Fischer-designed condominiums. 


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