Architecture

The Brooklyn Tower’s Podium Continues to Take Shape in Downtown Brooklyn

Work is continuing on the multi-story podium of The Brooklyn Tower, a 1,066-foot residential supertall at 9 DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed and built by JDS Development, the 93-story skyscraper stands as the tallest structure in the outer boroughs that will yield 550 units composed of 150 condominiums, 120 affordable rentals, and 280 market-rate rentals, as well as a 100,000-square-foot retail podium incorporated into the landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing Group is the marketing, sales, and leasing agent for the residential component, Gachot Studios is the interior designer, Krista Ninivaggi of Woods Bagot is the amenity designer, and HMWhite is the landscape designer for the property, which is bound by Flatbush Avenue Extension to the northeast, Fleet Street to the northwest, DeKalb Avenue to the south, and the adjoining Dime Savings Bank to the west.

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Construction Continues on 73-75 McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint, Brooklyn 

Construction has topped out on 73-75 McGuinness Boulevard, an eight-story residential building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The structure is designed by Avalon Designs and developed by David Grunfeld under the GW BLVD LLC, which purchased the property for just under $4.2 million at the end of 2021. Demolition permits were filed by Stroh Engineering Service in December 2021 and the former three-story occupant of the site was torn down last year. Blue Sky Builders is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Nassau and Norman Avenues. The Masters Division at Nest Seekers is handling leasing and marketing of the 32 units.

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100 Flatbush Avenue Tops Out At The Alloy Block in Downtown Brooklyn 

Construction has topped out on 100 Flatbush Avenue, a 44-story residential tower at Alloy Block in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed and developed by Alloy Development, the 482-foot-tall structure will be powered entirely by electricity and will yield 441 units with 396 at market rate and 45 dedicated to affordable housing, the latter of which are being developed with Fifth Avenue Committee. The full five-building Alloy Block masterplan will encompass 850 units with 200 permanently affordable apartments, 100,000 square feet of Class A office space, 50,000 square feet of retail space, 500 parking spaces for bikes, two Passive House public schools designed by Architecture Research Office, and space for a local cultural institution. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Flatbush Avenue to the northeast, Third Avenue to the northwest, and State Street to the southwest.

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Exterior Work Progresses on 584 Leonard Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn 

Exterior work is progressing on 584 Leonard Street, a three-story residential building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Pliskin Architecture and developed by LTNG, the structure will yield two units each with more than 3,000 square feet of space. Sharon Engineering is the MEP and structural engineer and Trave LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot between Norman and Nassau Avenues.

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Façade Installation Continues on FIT’s New Academic Building at 220 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

Façade work is continuing on Fashion Institute of Technology‘s ten-story New Academic Building at 220 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by SHoP Architects, the 110,000-square-foot structure is engineered to achieve LEED Gold certification and will yield classrooms, administrative offices, review and exhibition spaces, and a student quad illuminated by skylights. Forte Construction Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which sits on a shallow plot between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on the northernmost edge of the FIT campus.

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