Located between Court Street and Boerum Place in Boerum Hill, the building does include some state-of-the-art environmental features that apparently will cut energy consumption by about 75%, but it is its unusual façade that makes it seem rather futuristic. If that is what the future of Brooklyn buildings looks like, it may be a far cry from the pleasing architecture of this borough's past.
Located in a historic (but not landmarked) neighborhood, the new building sure sticks out amidst some of its older neighbors, like the beautifully maintained brick firehouse right next to it.
Still surrounded by scaffolding, one can only glimpse portions of 210 Pacific Street's façade, but there is no doubt that the building will be shimmering from a distance. The reason? The front and sides are clad with over 13,000 custom brass tiles handcrafted in the USA.
"This contemporary, yet conscientious aesthetic illustrates architectural sensibility that NAVA brings to all projects," the developer explains on the web site.
Not all in Brooklyn will agree that this is a poor example of "architectural sensibility."