WPIX-TV covered the efforts of Save the View regarding the height of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse last night.
WPIX: The BHA has since reached out the Park Corporation.
In a letter the Association said:
“Our Board and public are angered that the new buildings have seriously compromised that iconic, world class view. We have communicated this to the BBPC and requested that its leadership and the developers of this project take any steps possible to mitigate the Pierhouse development’s visual obstruction of the Bridge.”
But a spokesperson for Brooklyn Bridge Park said the Corporation always left room for height alterations to meet zoning requirements, which were altered after Hurricane Sandy. Meaning they had to move equipment out of the basement to the roof, raising the height of the building.
In a statement the spokesperson said:
“The building under construction today, including the bulkhead, is consistent with the designs that were presented to the community to favorable response in September 2013.”
So, unless there’s a lawsuit to stop construction, the project will likely move forward; blocking the view, not just for the people of Brooklyn Heights but for people from all over the world.