Work is nearing completion on Extell’s Brooklyn Point, number 26 on YIMBY’s countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in the city. The 68-story, 720-foot-tall skyscraper, which is also addressed as 138 Willoughby Street, is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and is part of the third and final phase of the City Point complex in Downtown Brooklyn. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record, while Katherine Newman is designing the interior spaces. A total of 458 units, ranging from studio to three-bedroom units, will be created.
This month Long Island University and RXR Realty celebrated the commencement of a multimillion-dollar capital improvement project at the institution’s Downtown Brooklyn campus. Located near the buzzing intersection of Flatbush and Dekalb Avenues, the improvement plan arrives as part of an initiative to modernize existing academic and recreational facilities.
YIMBY recently went on a hard-hat tour of Jeanne Gang’s 620-foot-tall, 57-story skyscraper at 11 Hoyt Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The wavy, rippling precast façade has reached the flat roof parapet, while work on the podium and lower floors is headed toward completion. Tishman Speyer is the developer and Hill West is the architect of record for the Studio Gang-designed residential project. Edmund Hollander of Hollander Design is in charge of landscaping for the outdoor green space above the motor courtyard and podium section.
Following the approval of demolition permits, Fogarty Finger Architecture has revealed a batch of new renderings for 308 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The forthcoming property will top out at 23 stories, with 160 high-end rental units and ground-floor retail.
Permits have been filed for an 29-story mixed-use building at 23 Hanover Place in Downtown Brooklyn. Located between Grove Place and Livingston Street, the lot is near the Nevins Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 3 trains and the DeKalb Street station, serviced by the B, Q, and R trains. Abraham Leifer of Aview Equities is listed as the owner behind the applications.