The New York Times reports on the Dock Street DUMBO project today:
New York Times: Wondering if a New School…: Tom van den Bout, an architect and president of the Brooklyn Heights Association, said his group also opposed the building, and not just because of its height. While most Dumbo buildings curve beneath the Brooklyn Bridge like a bowl, he said, the Two Trees building would jut out jarringly against the skyline.
“It could be a much more gentle presence within that vast urban space,” he said.
Opponents gathered by the bridge on a recent snowy day to protest the building, carrying signs declaring “Brooklyn Bridge Not for Sale.” At a community board meeting a few days later, 30 members voted in favor of the plan while 7 voted against it.