Some sad news for fans of New York industrial architecture: demolition permits have been issued for the Revere Sugar Refinery, located on a pier off Beard Street, and sandwiched between the site of the new Fairway and the soon-to-be-built Ikea. The property was recently purchased by Thor Equities, the same company that is working on the "redevelopment" of Coney Island. The site has long been a popular destination for photographers-- but it sounds like if you want to get any last pix, you should probably get down there ASAP. Word from Curbed is that Breeze Demolition trucks are already on the premises, and demolition of the signature dome begins on Friday.
Red Hook Sugar Refinery 2003, from Bluejake.