All the topÂ names in New York City architecture are vying for a piece of Brooklyn Bridge Park, but whether any of their designs will be realized still remains to be seen. As community groups try to blockÂ Mayor de Blasioâ€™s controversial plans to bring affordable housing to Michael Van Valkenburgh‘sÂ celebrated park, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation has unveiled 14 design proposals for two coveted development sites on Pier 6. Those proposals were unveiled just hours before a Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation meeting that was packed with community members voicing their strong opposition to any new development in the park.
And another glass and metal addition is set to rise atop a low-rise building in the Meatpacking District. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has voted to approve theÂ BKSK-designed topper to the two-story building at 9â€“19 9thÂ Avenue, which is best known for housing Keith McNally’sÂ famous French bistro, Pastis. Continue reading after the jump.