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willie b bldg

The developers who condo-ized this landmark, the tallest building in Brooklyn, would like it to be known to as One Hanson Place, but that’s not going to happen. In our hearts, it will remain the Williamsburgh Bank Building. Built in 1927, the 37-story building was at the time comparable to the skyscrapers in Manhattan, and it still dominates the downtown Brooklyn skyline. The past few decades, the building had been home to scores of dental offices. I like to imagine the sound of dental drills and a lingering antiseptic smell haunting the luxury apartments. (FYI – A number of units are available for sale or rental, if you’ve got the big bucks.)

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