Architecture

Brooklyn Tower’s Construction Crane Comes Down at 9 DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn

The construction crane is almost fully disassembled from The Brooklyn Tower as façade installation is closing in on completion on the 1,066-foot residential supertall at 9 DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, the 93-story tower stands as the tallest structure in the outer boroughs and will yield 550 residences with 150 for purchase, as well as a 100,000-square-foot retail podium that incorporates the landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn. Thirty percent of rentals will be designated as affordable housing units, and homes for purchase will start over 500 feet above street level. Douglas Elliman is serving as the exclusive marketing, sales, and leasing agent for the property, which is bound by Flatbush Avenue Extension to the northeast, Fleet Street to the northwest, and DeKalb Avenue to the south.

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The Guild Completes Construction at 310 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Construction is complete on The Guild, a 23-story residential building at 310 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger Architecture and developed by Lonicera Partners, the structure yields 160 rent-stabilized apartments in one- and two-bedroom layouts and ground-floor retail space facing Livingston Street. Noble Construction Group served as the general contractor for the project, which is located between Nevins and Bond Streets, walking distance of the Nevins Street subway station, servicing the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains.

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533 Pacific Street, aka Post House, Nears Completion In Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Construction is nearing completion on 533 Pacific Street, aka Post House, an 11-story residential building in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn that is also alternatively addressed as 542 Atlantic Avenue. Designed by Issac & Stern Architects and developed by Sterling Town Equities, the 90,000-square-foot structure will yield 41 condominium units and two four-story townhouses. Pro-H Development Inc. is the general contractor for the property, which is located on a through-block parcel between Third Avenue to the west, Pacific Street to the south, and Fourth Avenue to the east.

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341 Ninth Avenue’s Green Roof Takes Shape in West Chelsea, Manhattan

Work continues to unfold on Manhattan’s largest outdoor roof deck at 341 Ninth Avenue, a ten-story office building in West Chelsea. Tishman Speyer is working with the United States Post Office to redevelop the 2.2 million-square-foot Art Deco-style structure, known as the Morgan North Postal Facility, converting the upper floors into 650,000 square feet of modern office space with a 2.5-acre green roof. The property will also yield 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space facing Ninth Avenue. CBRE represented USPS in prior negotiations with Tishman Speyer for the Midtown, Manhattan project, which occupies the full block from Ninth to Tenth Avenues and West 29th to West 30th Streets. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the project.

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The Alloy Block’s Foundations Continue to Progress at 100 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn

Work is progressing below grade at 100 Flatbush Avenue, the site of a 44-story residential building in The Alloy Block multi-tower complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed and developed by Alloy Development, the 482-foot-tall structure will be joined by a separate 840-foot-tall skyscraper. Urban Atelier Group is the contractor for the project, which is located on a trapezoidal plot bound by Flatbush Avenue to the northeast, State Street to the southwest, and Third Avenue to the northwest.

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