It’s been three months since we got a first look at what’s coming to 11 Hoyt Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Now, construction is starting to rise above street level. The latest images from Tectonic reveal that the building has reached its sixth floor, just shy of one-eighth of the eventual total floor count. At this point, no elements of the distinctive design from the renderings are visible. The 51-story condominium tower is being designed by Studio Gang, a Chicago-based firm. This will be their first residential building in New York City.
The 591-foot tall structure will yield 615,000 square feet within, creating 481 condominiums and 23,250 square feet for commercial retail. 147 parking spaces will be included below grade. Residential amenities will include a pool, squash court, game room, children’s playroom, and a fitness center.
Three other firms will be managing different creative elements of the project aside. The London-based Michaelis Boyd Associates will be responsible for the interior design. AD100 firm Hollander Design will be managing landscaping on site. Hill West Architects are the architect of record.
Many New Yorkers will likely comment that the building has a striking resemblance to the now-iconic “New York by [Frank] Gehry” at 8 Spruce Street. MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang certainly did not make a carbon copy of the Gehry design, and their similarity is by no means a negative attribute. Repetition and reinterpretation of an architectural style in creative new ways is how a style gains influence and prominence.
Tishman Speyer is responsible for the development. This will be their first ground-up condominium development in the city. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group will be responsible for sales, which will launch in the third quarter of 2018. Completion is expected by 2020.