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Development Notebook: 150 4th Ave’s Shiny Fortress Fence

August 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Not much is known about the rather large under-construction development on 4th Avenue between Douglass and Butler streets, and there’s a good chance details about the project will remain obscure for the near future, at least from street level. The site is now fronted by a tall aluminum fence instead of the standard-issue wood construction-site fence. This much is known about the development: The architect is Ismael Leyva and it’s going to be 12 stories high, according to DOB records. Several old tenement buildings on the block were demolished last fall to make way for the new building.

Tags: Development Notebook · Fourth Avenue · Gowanus

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  • 1 Fellig // Aug 12, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Well, that’s no surprise, really. It’s actually kind of amazing those buildings lasted as long as they did; they were boarded up for a while. Tell me, is the Brooklyn Tile Supply building still standing?

  • 2 nightcrawler // Feb 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    the tenemnets were boarded up around 1936, then later on they were rehabed and people lived in them, then they were boarded up again, now they are gone. I like d them. they were a part of history. Those tenements were buiklt for the immigrants that were building the Brooklyn Bridge.
    Berenice Abbott photographed the buildings in 1936 and they were boarded up. Im sad, another ugly glass high rise will replace it. Luckily the l;ast of the tenements on the block obviuosly did not sell so there is a ghost of what was once….