The reinforced concrete superstructure of 18 Sixth Avenue, a 49-story residential skyscraper, has begun ascending in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed in a joint venture between The Brodsky Organization and Greenland Forest City Partners, the 500-plus-foot-tall building will yield 858 rental units, of which 258 will be dedicated to affordable housing. The project will be the tallest structure in the 22-acre Pacific Park master plan.
Recent photos showed a large team of workers on the site, which is located between Dean Street and Atlantic Avenue, directly adjacent to Barclays Center.
Photos from across the street and along Atlantic Avenue showed the first several levels structurally completed. Concrete delivery trucks were in the midst of pouring the fourth floor slab and the construction crane was hoisting up wooden planks for the temporary supports.
The developers recently secured a $460 million construction loan from M&T Bank and the Bank of New York in December 2019. Perkins Eastman’s design is expected to produce over 740,000 square feet of newly built space. Pacific Park as a whole will bring 15 buildings and a total of 6,430 units, with 2,250 being affordable, as well as offices, retail space, and an eight-acre Thomas Basely-designed public plaza. 18 Sixth Avenue will be the fifth building in Pacific Park, following after 38 Sixth, 461 Dean, 535 Carlton and 550 Vanderbilt.
Residents facing west toward Flatbush Avenue will be able to look above the curved green roof of Barclays Center and scope views of the Downtown Brooklyn skyline and the setting sun, while people on the other sides will get vistas of Pacific Park and the surrounding borough along with plentiful daylight exposure in the mornings.
18 Sixth Avenue is slated for completion in April 2023, as noted on the construction board.