Originally Posted by Roadcruiser1
The NIMBY's complained about this building taking the crown from the Williamsburg Savings Bank, and other NIMBY's complained about the future noise from construction and dust. It killed the tower.
NIMBYs had nothing to do with the cancellation of the tower. The tower was cancelled when City Tech (landowner) and Ratner (developer) couldn't come to agreement. NIMBYs couldn't do anything anyways, since the tower was as-of-right.
Also, there was no redesign of the tower. There was a single proposal, which never advanced beyond the conceptual stage.
And a tower is still planned, at some later date. Will likely be a different design, though.