Among New York City’s developers, Extell has perhaps been the most active in building projects that soar sky-high. With the firm’s supertall at 217 West 57th Street well under construction and 252 South Street even farther along, work is now advancing on the company’s first Brooklyn skyscraper, which will become Citypoint’s third, and tallest, tower. The latest photos of progress come from YIMBY Forum user Streetscaper.
The skyscraper may temporarily become the tallest building in Brooklyn, dethroning The Hub, at 333 Schermerhorn, which stands 610 feet to its pinnacle. The latest building permits for 138 Willoughby Street indicate it will rise 696 feet to its roof, and Extell’s website shows a height of 720 feet, putting the tower handily above its nearest current rival. The website also shows the tower has been dubbed “Brooklyn Point” for marketing purposes.
While 138 Willoughby may surpass The Hub, it will eventually be bested by JDS Development’s tower at 9 DeKalb Avenue, which will stand 1,066 feet to its rooftop.
Besides the new heights being added to the Brooklyn skyline, the building will also add a substantial amount of apartments. The tower will total 686,830 square feet, per the latest applications at the Department of Buildings, with 68,000 square feet of retail space on the first through third floors, adding further to the shops at CityPoint. Above that, the residential will be divided between 458 units, with the tower rising 59 floors to its pinnacle.
Kohn Pedersen Fox is designing the building, while SLCE Architects is the architect of record. Completion is anticipated by early 2021.