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Old Posted Jan 1, 2011, 11:37 PM
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Do any of you remember this building. This building was proposed by Renzo Piano for Downtown Brooklyn, and would have had been the tallest building in Brooklyn, and Long Island if built. It would have had been a residential skyscraper, and connected to a college campus nearby. This building was supposed to be 100 stories at first, then it became 65 stories, and now a stump.

Here is a news article
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More Details Revealed About Planned Joint Venture With Forest City Ratner
By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Details are emerging about what is now known as a “complex” of buildings being planned for the corner of Tillary and Jay streets in Downtown Brooklyn — currently the site of New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech’s) Klitgord Auditorium.

City Tech spokesperson Michele Forsten told the Brooklyn Eagle that the college, in partnership with Forest City Ratner, is building not one, not two but five connecting buildings in the one block fronting Jay Street.

Two of the buildings will be high-rise towers; speculation puts one of these as high as 65 stories. “The two towers will be residential,” Forsten told the Eagle yesterday. “The three others will contain college classrooms and offices, an underground theater and a gymnasium.”

The rough draft currently displayed on the City Tech Web site (largest rendering at left) “is not the final drawing for the buildings,” Forsten said. But she did reveal that the façade of the building would be glass.

The whole design “is very light and airy,” she said.

The City Tech Web site calls the new complex “a masterpiece conceived by the celebrated architect Renzo Piano. It will be CUNY’s first public-private partnership to develop academic facilities, creating over 250,000 square feet of new teaching space.

“It will also be the first new building for the college in over 30 years where space is designed and constructed specifically for the high-tech programs that will occupy it.”
Here is another one
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One Foundation: Update on City Tech’s Tower Complex
By Mary Frost

City Tech spokesperson Michele Forsten Thursday clarified the configuration of the City Tech residential/educational complex proposed for the corner of Jay and Tillary streets, a joint project of CUNY and Forest City Ratner Companies.

A rough rendering appearing on the City Tech Web site and published in the Eagle Wednesday depicts a complex of two tall towers and three smaller structures, taking up one block fronting Jay Street, the current site of the college’s Klitgord Auditorium.

“Note that there will be one foundation for the building that will replace Klitgord,” Forsten said in an email to the Eagle. Though the rendering appears to show five separate buildings, “there will actually be just one.” The design of the proposed complex is also subject to change, she noted. Forsten confirmed that the taller section will be residential and the shorter section will contain the City Tech classrooms and offices, an underground theater and a gymnasium.

The tower section will have one entrance; the City Tech section will have its own entrance, Forsten said.
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