Curtain wall work is getting close to completion on 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 532-foot-tall, 740,000-square-foot building will yield 858 rental units, of which 258 will be dedicated to affordable housing. The project towers over the adjacent Barclays Center and is the tallest building in the 22-acre Pacific Park master plan. The rest of the development will be constructed atop the currently exposed train tracks to the east that run parallel with Atlantic Avenue. Lemay + Escobar is designing the interiors, including the main lobby, the apartments, the corridors, the outdoor terrace and the amenities.
Since our last update in February, the glass façade has risen to enclose the remainder of the reinforced concrete superstructure, with the exception of the strip on the northern elevation where the exterior hoist remains attached.
Photographs taken around the neighborhood show the presence, height, and final outcome of the dark glass and metal envelope. The multi-story podium is clad with dark gray bricks surrounding a grid of oversized floor-to-ceiling windows. The construction crane that was once attached to the eastern elevation of 18 Sixth Avenue has been dismantled and removed, and the elevator could follow suit in the coming weeks.
Pacific Park as a whole will bring a total of 15 new buildings to the Prospect Heights neighborhood, yielding 6,430 residential units, with 2,250 being affordable, along with new offices, retail space, and an eight-acre Thomas Basely-designed public plaza. The nearby Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station offers convenient access to the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, and R trains. The Atlantic Terminal and its Long Island Railroad trains are also located across the Atlantic Avenue to the north of the project site.
18 Sixth Avenue is anticipated for completion sometime either by the end of the year or early 2022 at the latest.