YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of One Willoughby Square, aka 420 Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn, which is on track to become the tallest new office building in the borough. The 495-foot-tall building, which will contain 500,000 square feet of Class A office space across 34 stories, is being designed by FXCollaborative and developed by JEMB Realty. Gilbane Development Company is in charge of the construction progress.
The tower’s T-shaped floor plates will soon surpass the surrounding buildings and provide views of Downtown Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan, Midtown, Long Island City, and the harbor.
The 30-foot-tall lobby on the western side of One Willoughby Square. Photo by Michael Young
Looking from the seventh floor, where FXCollaborative will eventually move its offices. Photo by Michael Young
The seventh floor with a column-free floor plan and wide spaces between the core and perimeter. Photo by Michael Young
The blue brick façade on the eastern elevation above the first setback is starting to go in. Photo by Michael Young
The columns will be clad in what appears in the renderings to be metal panels. Photo by Michael Young
A close-up of the bricks. Photo by Michael Young
Looking east at City Point from the seventh floor. Photo by Michael Young
The 12th floor with the same column-free floor plan and wide spaces between the core and perimeter. Photo by Michael Young
The view looking north from the 12th floor. Photo by Michael Young
Looking north toward Flatbush Avenue. Photo by Michael Young
The view of Midtown from the 12th floor. Photo by Michael Young
One Willoughby Square is estimated to be finished in 2021.
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