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Discuss: "550 Vanderbilt fits right in with the existing charm of Brooklyn, while making a statement all by itself"

Not unlike the way the Prospect Heights Historic District was used to promote 550 Vanderbilt, or the building was described as an "oasis above the never-ending excitement of Brooklyn," let's look now at another tweet claiming "#550Vanderbilt fits right in with the existing charm of Brooklyn, while making a statement all by itself."

Oh, really? As one person responded, "It's a 20 story building surrounded by 3 story buildings. Maybe in China this is considered fits right in."

The view in the above photo is southeast from Atlantic Avenue. Of course, all the other buildings planned for the project aren't visible, either as existing structures or mock-ups.

The real context

Consider the image below, from the opposite angle, looking north and west from the southeast, produced in September 2015 by the architects of the B12 (615 Dean) condo tower. That yet-unbuilt tower would be 287 feet, clearly much larger than 550 Vanderbilt (the tower at lower right).

As is the 313-foot tower (B10) planned just north of 550 Vanderbilt, to be built only after a deck is finished over the railyard. Also larger would be most of the towers in Pacific Park Brooklyn.

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