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The Donut Building
The most distinctive feature of the new development is surely this: two towers 120-feet apart, joined at the top. The idea is to build taller while allowing more air and light into the neighborhood; another structure also features a gap between two towers, and there would be two slender 60-foot towers right next to the Williamsburg Bridge. "Two Trees"—full disclosure: our landlord in DUMBO—"said the community and public officials they shared these plans with were totally happy with taller structures if it meant more open space," Curbed reported
. "'If you're standing next to a 400-foot tall building or a 600-foot tall building, you have no idea,' [one architect said]. 'But if a 600-foot building means that you get a park where your kid can graduate, that means something to you.'"