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Ex-Scarano Building at Fourth & Carroll is Not Green

September 9th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Do watch this little scene we came across at the new building rising at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Carroll Street whose progress we noted less than two weeks ago. We were nearby and saw the smoke rising and thought that something was one fire. As it turned out, it was a big generator spewing foul clouds of black smoke into the Park Slope air. As for the building itself, it’s now reached its maximum height of 12-stories, across the street from another structure from Bricoloage Designs that we like to call the Shaft of the Slope. There are no plans we know of to market this building, which is designed by Armand Quadrini, as a green building.

Tags: Environment · Park Slope

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gari N. Corp // Sep 9, 2008 at 11:06 am

    You know what I love most about this building? The way they’ve managed to scam variances to work on it every single Saturday morning.

  • 2 Taksa // Sep 10, 2008 at 9:25 am

    I am more concerned with all of the napping UPS and FedEx people in their idling vans. I notice them near this corner all of the time. I don’t know how “green” this building will be, but a few plumes of exhaust from a necessary generator doesn’t really mean anything, does it? Do they even have “green” generators of this size? And yes, I live next door and hear the weekend construction work, but I don’t mind since hopefully they will finish the work faster this way.

  • 3 Susan // Sep 17, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    The new architect Quadrini is with KSQ Architects http://www.ksqarchitects.com/portfolio/
    it seems like they do nice work that adds to the community. Glad to see this project move to anyone but Scarano.