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Old Posted Jun 11, 2014, 3:46 PM
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19 Kent Avenue:

Occupancy Classification: B - BUSINESS Yes No
Construction Classification: I-A: 3 HOUR PROTECTED - NON-COMBUST Yes No
Multiple Dwelling Classification:
Building Height (ft.): 134
Building Stories: 9
Dwelling Units:

Mixed use building? Yes No

Workshop DA’s vision for 19 Kent Avenue is nonetheless impressive, and its form evokes the creativity of both the Domino redevelopment and another unbuilt project by OMA, originally set for Jersey City. Shape-shifting architecture remains a relative rarity in New York City, but as technology keeps advancing, built envelopes will continue to evolve; Bjarke Ingels’ tetrahedron on 57th Street proves that unconventional massing can have its benefits, including the maximization of accessible outdoor space.

Heritage Equity is the site’s developer, and while Workshop DA’s concept will not be realized, the site’s eventual occupant will likely be large and attractive, given the neighborhood’s increasingly high-end appeal. DOB filings show that the new building will stand nine stories and 134 feet tall — substantially shorter than the renderings above — though evidently 19 Kent Avenue’s bulk will not be slight.

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