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'Spaceship' fails to launch on Flatbush Avenue Extension

Plans for a spaceship-shaped tower at 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension have been downsized. Image courtesy of Ismael Leyva Architects

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Plans for a 21-story spaceship-shaped building planned for 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn have been greatly downsized, Brownstoner reports. The Department of Buildings recently approved plans for a more modest residential building -- 12 stories and 69 units in comparison to 21 stories and 105 units.

Although Curbed described the original design as “the love child of the Flatiron Building and a spaceship,” developer Isaac Hager told the Brooklyn Eagle in 2006, “I believe this nice building — we make only nice buildings — will be a good addition to the entrance to Brooklyn."

No word about plans for an 8,000 square feet of retail space at street level, parking, fitness center and swimming pool

January 3, 2013 - 11:34am


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