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Williamsburg stays sweet. Domino Sugar Factory Gets Landmark Status

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Domino Sugar Factory image from Curbed

The Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is protected against developers and wrecking balls.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to give landmark status to the Domino Sugar Factory along the Brooklyn waterfront. The cluster of three brick buildings was completed in 1884 and at the time stood as the largest sugar refinery in the world. The refinery closed in 2004 and was acquired by CPC Resources, the development arm of the Community Preservation Corporation, which plans to convert the building and surrounding property into residences.
[from AM New York]

However, it seems that there wasn't enough sugar to sweeten the deal and keep the beautiful, yet creepy Adant House around. According to Curbed,

The landmarking left out some historic structures including the Adant House next to the Williamsburg Bridge, which has its own fan club. If the New Domino plan is approved, meanwhile, the Old Domino would be surrounded by buildings up to 30-40 stories tall.

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