Foundation Work Begins at 141 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Rendering of 141 Willoughby Street. Designed by Fogarty Finger

Excavation is now nearly complete at 141 Willoughby Street, the site of a 24-story mixed-use building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by Savanna Real Estate, the property will yield office and retail space. SLCE is the executive architect on the project.

Recent photos show the progress that has occurred at the site since our last update in early November, when excavation was just beginning on the trapezoidal site, bound by Flatbush Avenue to the east, Willoughby Street to the south, and Gold Street to the west. The dirt and rubble of the former low-rise Institute of Design and Construction has been cleared and the plot has been dug well below street level. The new reinforced concrete foundation walls are steadily being formed around the perimeter of the site. Crews are spread out across the property helping to make the below-grade walls for the base of the building. Temporary steel braces have been put in place along the side that runs parallel with Flatbush Avenue Extension.

141 Willoughby Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 Willoughby Street. Photo by Michael Young

141 Willoughby Street. Photo by Michael Young

Given the mid-rise height of the building, the vertical assembly of the superstructure should not take too much time. The setbacks on the ninth and 19th floors of the edifice should also speed up the process to its flat roof parapet. These will be topped with landscaped terraces for select office suites and will provide views looking up and down Flatbush Avenue Extension and toward the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The overall curtain wall seen in the main rendering depicts floor-to-ceiling glass surrounded by gold-colored spandrels and mullions running up and down the entire structure. The ground level shows double-height ceilings opening up to tree-lined sidewalks and nearby green space found diagonally across from the site at Willoughby Square Park.

Rendering of lower levels and surrounding park at 141 Willoughby Street - SLCE Architects; Fogarty Finger Architects

No official completion date for 141 Willoughby Street has been announced, though sometime in 2022 is likely.

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13 Comments on "Foundation Work Begins at 141 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. David in Bushwick | February 9, 2021 at 8:09 am | Reply

    Beautiful! Love it!
    If only it were 1,000 feet taller, it would be a thousand times better.
    Now that was trolling…

  2. 141 Willoughby Street is another one of the cleverly handsome buildings on uniquely shaped sites, particularly in Downtown Brooklyn. I’m eager to see this one rise!

  3. Good things are worth waiting for.

  4. Gregory Moormann | February 9, 2021 at 12:37 pm | Reply

    Ancora Engineering is the Engineer of Record for the SOE and Excavations on the project!

  5. Man I love how that streetwall along Flatbush is shaping up. Can’t wait to see what will happen at the corner of Fulton. Funny how the rendering omits 9 DeKalb and the Willoughby Square office building in the background – one would think those future neighbors are value-adds rather than detractors.

  6. David : Sent From Heaven. | February 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm | Reply

    The machines are digging the earth, and is more likely succeed. Before getting comfortable, it has to be hard work: Thanks to New York YIMBY.

  7. Julia Mobley-Warren | February 12, 2021 at 2:48 pm | Reply

    Yimby when is your company or someone else going to build affordable condos or coops that seniors like myself can afford ranging from $125,000-$180,000 2 bedroom apts. So I can sell my home here in Brooklyn, NY.

  8. Minerva hernandez | February 16, 2021 at 9:51 am | Reply

    How do I apply for tge lottery Thank you

  9. Colleen Malcolm | February 17, 2021 at 9:02 am | Reply

    How can I get an application do141 Willoughby street

  10. Brooklyn Point Resident Above 30th Floor | April 1, 2021 at 6:38 pm | Reply

    across-the-street neighbor said “hello” to this coming-up-soon friend

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