Beacon Tower Garden Update

Sept 2006

Remember this Brownstoner entry almost a year ago in October 2005 about this development (followed by the oft discussed pricing and tax abatement protests on Curbed)? The above photo is the foundation for the 85 Adams Street’s feng shui inspired garden (aka Beacon Tower). Plans include a tea house, for a “natural buffer between home and street”. Not sure how those who live at Beacon Tower will “find peace, sanctuary and true urban sophistication” outdoors in the garden and tea house with the building being cornered by the Manhattan Bridge and the BQE. This corner on Adams and York Streets is probably the loudest spot in Dumbo. But in all fairness, I did check out the sales office a few months ago and the sound proofing in the condos was a focus of the developer Shaya Boymelgreen.

Artist Rendering of garden, occupancy early 2007

Ignoring that BQE white noise, you can almost imagine meditating in the zen garden…ommmmmmm.

{Beacon Tower website}

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