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.
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
When Robert Moses built the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in the 1950s, he pushed the area between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge approaches even further into isolation, hemming it in on all sides with highways. But OTL Enterprises managed to snag a large and favorably zoned parcel at 22 Chapel Street, just off Flatbush Avenue Extension. Now they’ve filed plans to erect a 20-story, mixed-use building on the lot, which is bounded on the other two sides by Cathedral Place and Jay Street.
Back in November of 2015, renderings were revealed of the renovations that are planned to go into repositioning the Brooklyn War Memorial and Cadman Park Plaza. The upgrades are associated with a large-scale revitalization of Downtown Brooklyn’s parks and public spaces, dubbed Brooklyn Strand. New details and renderings of the entire 50-acre project can be revealed now that the two-year-long community input process has completed. The Community Vision Plan will now go through the city’s review process.
Earlier this year, Curbed posted renderings of a proposal to renovate and reposition Downtown Brooklyn’s parks and public spaces, dubbed the Brooklyn Strand. And this week, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams revealed parts of the project, which includes renovating the long-vacant, 27,600 square-foot Brooklyn War Memorial in Cadman Park Plaza. The plan also features a landscaped platform over the Brooklyn Bridge’s off-ramps to the park’s northern end. The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Cadman Park Conservancy are involved, and WXY Architecture is designing.