The core has reached street level on 141 Willoughby Street, a 24-story mixed-use building in Downtown Brooklyn. The 400,000-square-foot structure is designed by Fogarty Finger with SLCE as the executive architect and developed by Savanna Real Estate, which just secured $264 million in construction financing for the project. The property will yield office and retail space and is located on a trapezoidal plot bound by Willoughby Street to the south, Gold Street to the west, and Flatbush Avenue Extension to the east.
Photographs through the windows of the construction fence show workers rapidly assembling the outside of the core walls, which sit along the western end of the building’s footprint. Steel rebar sticks upward waiting for imminent concrete pouring, and we can also spot the two elevator shaft openings on the western side of the core. Numerous stacks of gray concrete formwork are scattered across the foundation slab, and are likely getting ready to be used to make the interior columns and other secondary walls. It’s conceivable to see the lower floors of the superstructure rise within this summer.
The photograph below is from January and gives us a clear comparison at the remarkable speed of activity when excavation and the formation of the foundation walls and slab had not even been completed.
Renderings depict setbacks on the ninth and 19th floors of 141 Willoughby Street. 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 to the north. The overall light-colored envelope shown in the main rendering features floor-to-ceiling glass surrounded by gold-colored spandrels and mullions running up and down the entire structure. The ground level has double-height ceilings opening up to tree-lined sidewalks and nearby green space found diagonally across from the site at Willoughby Square Park.
141 Willoughby Street should likely be completed sometime in 2022.