Construction is nearing topping out at 18 Sixth Avenue, a 49-story residential skyscraper in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by The Brodsky Organization and Greenland Forest City Partners, the 740,000-square-foot structure will yield 858 rental units, of which 258 will be dedicated to affordable housing. At 532 feet tall, it will stand as the tallest building in the 22-acre Pacific Park master plan. The property sits directly to the east of Barclays Center and is bound by Atlantic Avenue to the north and the corner of Sixth Avenue and Pacific Street to the east.
Recent photos show the glass curtain wall making substantial progress on the eastern elevation, rising more than halfway up the reinforced concrete superstructure. The envelope features a subtly protruding grid of mullions that gives the building a touch of depth and texture. This design detail will continue the full height of the skyscraper, as depicted in the main rendering.
The glass façade has made equal headway on the western elevation, which features a distinctive angular concave, with the massing split into four rectangular sections.
Meanwhile, the safety cocoon system is on the verge of reaching the final levels, with topping out possible before the end of the year. A concrete-pouring boom can be seen in action forming the floor slabs.
The structure’s overall shape and choice of materials diverge significantly from its shorter neighbor, 38 Sixth Avenue, creating contrast among the new complex.
The Pacific Park complex will bring 15 new buildings to Prospect Heights and a grand 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.
YIMBY last reported that 18 Sixth Avenue is slated for completion in April 2023.