'HEAVY-METAL' ARCHITECT AXED
By RICH CALDER, NY Post
The developer of a controversial condominium complex that had incited its Brooklyn neighbors to start a rezoning drive offered an olive branch yesterday - by firing the architect.
William Stein canned Robert Scarano and released scaled-down renderings of what critics had dubbed the "heavy-metal building" because of its aluminum-and-glass facade.
Stein is building a 49-unit condo on Smith Street next to the Carroll Street F and G subway station. Scarano's eight-story design would have towered over Carroll Gardens' two- and three-story town houses.
The new renderings, by KSQ Architects of White Plains, show a six-story, brownstone-style design with a set-back penthouse.