DOMINO CONDO PLAN UN'SIGN'ED
By RICH CALDER, NY Post
Hold the sugar.
That's the message developers of the old Domino Sugar plant in Brooklyn appear to be sending with their renderings of the $1.2 billion waterfront condo complex.
The plan to convert the former Williamsburg refinery leaves out the iconic illuminated sign that reads, "Domino Sugar," which generations have grown accustomed to seeing off the East River.
The plans also reveal for the first time a 65,000-square-foot, five-story glass-faced addition to the shuttered sugar plant's main factory, a cluster of three 19th century buildings that date back to 1884 and were declared city landmarks last year.
The developers are slated to go before the Landmarks Preservation Commission today.
Activists fight to save Domino's sign
CPC spokesman Richard Edmonds said the developer is working to find ways to save the sign - though he stopped short of promising it will be preserved.
"There are engineering complexities involved in it, but we want to save the sign as much as the community," Edmonds said.
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