With all of the construction in downtown Brooklyn, it’s easy to overlook plans for towers that would be skyline icons in other cities. But 100 Willoughby Street, branded as Avalon Willoughby West, is creeping upwards and making its mark on the downtown Brooklyn skyline.
And the tower is rising fast. About a month ago, YIMBY Forums user Tectonic snapped a shot of the SLCE-designed building, which had reached just about half a dozen stories. Just one month later, and not only has it tripled in size to around 15 stories, but the first floor of the façade has started going up.
The panels on what looks to be the third floor show the building’s white shiny exterior (sullied by gray PTAC units below the windows) with baby blue accents and dark windows – pretty much what the rendering called for.
The tower will eventually reach 57 stories and 595 feet, surpassing the nearby 388 Bridge to nab the title of Brooklyn’s tallest building, though the Avalon Willoughby’s reign at the top will be very short. Permits were recently filed for a 674-foot tower at 420 Albee Square, and JDS’ 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension will stand even taller, rising nearly 800 feet.
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