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Controversial High Rise Wins Key Approval in Brooklyn

80 Flatbush has been one of the most closely watched, and hotly debated, proposed developments in the country.
September 23, 2018, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The New York City Council’s subcommittee on zoning and franchises voted to approve 80 Flatbush, which will rise on a triangular lot at the intersection of Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill," report Amy Plitt and Tanay Warerkar.

The decision makes it more certain that the controversial development will receive support from the full New York City Council later this month, according to the article.

With the approval came compromise, however. "The developers agreed to reduce the floor area ratio (FAR) from 18—which would have made it one of the city’s most dense projects—to 15.75; they also agreed to shave some height from the two skyscrapers that will dominate the development," according to Plitt and Warerkar. "A proposed 986-foot supertall will now stand 840 feet, and the second tower will shrink from 560 to 510 feet."

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Published on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Curbed NY
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