'Spaceship' fails to launch on Flatbush Avenue Extension

Plans for a 21-story spaceship-shaped building planned for 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn have been greatly downsized, Brownstoner reports. The Department of Buildings recently approved plans for a more modest residential building -- 12 stories and 69 units in comparison to 21 stories and 105 units.

Although Curbed described the original design as “the love child of the Flatiron Building and a spaceship,” developer Isaac Hager told the Brooklyn Eagle in 2006, “I believe this nice building — we make only nice buildings — will be a good addition to the entrance to Brooklyn."

No word about plans for an 8,000 square feet of retail space at street level, parking, fitness center and swimming pool