Morris Adjmi Sits Down With YIMBY to Discuss His First Brooklyn Skyscraper at 550 Clinton Avenue

550 Clinton Avenue, rendering by Morris Adjmi Architects550 Clinton Avenue, rendering by Morris Adjmi Architects

We last covered 550 Clinton Avenue when the plans were approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission a few weeks ago. Today, we have an interview with the project’s architect Morris Adjmi, illuminating the challenges of building a new tower in a landmarked district. We also have a fresh rendering of the site, depicting 550 Clinton Avenue as approved by the LPC. YIMBY in bold.

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8 Comments on "Morris Adjmi Sits Down With YIMBY to Discuss His First Brooklyn Skyscraper at 550 Clinton Avenue"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Do you like garden with red, white, or blue flowers?

  2. not out of context to the neighborhood at all. BOO! 🙁

  3. Glad to see such high quality design make it to Atlantic Avenue. Also very happy that such a beautiful church is going to be fixed up, especially after the fire there a few years ago. I think the tower is fine, context-wise. Any issue of scale was moot after that ugly hulking warehouse/office was built behind the church, and that weird glass tower across the street. This building is at least beautiful in its own right.

  4. What justification is really needed here? Does the car wash currently at the location elegantly frame Saint Luke’s and Saint Matthew’s belfry? Is the auto glass shop awning informed by the materiality and façade of the church? This tower will be a great upgrade to this gross section of Atlantic, that has looked like the a polluted wasteland since the Johnson administration.

  5. Just Beautiful! A welcome addition to the neighborhood

  6. Good building massing choice for this location! The way the street grid angle changes at Atlantic Avenue means that the tower will roughly line up with the center of Vanderbilt Avenue south of Atlantic.

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