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Builders want to change deal

The Brooklyn Paper

Brooklyn’s tallest building is shrinking — at least for its future tenants.

Magic Johnson and his fellow developers, who are converting the Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower into high-end condos, are trying to squirm out of their commitment to provide thousands of square feet of shared outdoor space for their chichi tenants.

As part of the public review process for the project, the developers promised to provide 6,957 square feet of rooftop space in the former dental enclave — a recreational space that would have commanding views of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Statue of Liberty.

Now, the developers are asking the city to cut that requirement virtually in half, to 3,824 square feet.

Kristin Neil, the project manager for One Hanson Place, as the building is now known, said that the requested reduction was the only practical option for the “wedding-cake-shaped building.”

“We have identified four outdoor spaces on the building which would be accessible. [Otherwise] we would have to carve out additional hallways.”

A spokeswoman for the City Planning Commission would not comment on this particular case, saying only that such amendment requests are common.

Community Board 2’s land-use committee will take up the issue on Nov. 15 at 5 Metrotech, Room LC400. Call (718) 596-5410 for information.

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