In Williamsburg, a new office building rises from within the Domino Sugar refinery

“This is the jewel in the crown,” said Vishaan Chakrabarti of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). He was talking about the office’s reimagination of the Refinery at Domino, which just finished construction as part of a wider redevelopment scheme that has transformed this run of the Brooklyn waterfront into a warren of glazed high-rises. Here, on the top floor of the PAU-designed building, some traces of history remain: This glass box with a barrel-vaulted ceiling rises three stories out of the brick shell left behind by a structure that originally housed the panning, filtering, and finishing operations for Domino Sugar. Putting a new building inside an

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