Landmarks rejects sugar crystal facade for Dumbo building

10 Jay Street is undergoing conversion to 46 residential units

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.

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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