Domino Sugar Factory’s Glossy, Ultramodern Future

March 4, 2013 | Andy Cush

The new face of Williamsburg’s iconic, abandoned Domino Sugar Factory has been revealed. Two Trees Management, which bought the property for $160 million last year, enlisted Barclays Center masterminds ShoP Architects to helm the project’s design, and the result is remarkable and sure to be polarizing: there’s a giant “O” -shaped high-rise that reportedly will let sunlight in through the middle, another building with a similar, smaller hole in the center, and two super-thin towers, connected by a bridge, that could become the borough’s tallest structure. All things considered, the design is pretty awesome. If you’re going to turn a beautifully burned-out building into a sparkling high-dollar complex, you might as well make it look like something out of The Jetsons. 

(Image: Two Trees Management)