the former domino sugar building occupies an 11 acre plot of land just north of the williamsburg bridge. it's neighbors to the north include the historic austin, nichols and co. building (seen in the previous post), the newest toll brothers development and a state park. the building complex includes buildings from the 1880's through the 1960's and has been nonoperational for several years. the property was recently purchased by a well known nyc developer with hopes of continuing the luxury condo building spree that's been happening in the area for several years now. the complex is one of the lest vestiges of the working waterfront that williamsburg once was, and if developers get their way, it will soon be razed. on the other side of the coin are the preservationist who are hard at work in an effort to landmark much of the complex. in no uncertain terms there will be some sort of development on the site - but as to whether it's landmarked and retrofitted, razed for new construction, rehabbed for affordable housing or something better - the tate modern comes to mind, we'll just have to wait and see. in the meantime, many people have weighed in on the issue in the curbed forums. additionally, wired new york has archived a couple of articles from the new york times and newsday that are worth reading. more pictures available from bluejake, gowanus and mercurialn and a domino set on flickr.