Recent proposals to the New York City Department of City Planning could facilitate the construction of a 1.4 million square foot, mixed-use project in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. If approved, the massive plan could yield one of the community’s largest-ever developments.
Last week, the Fifth Avenue Committee and the Brooklyn Public Library celebrated the official commencement of construction on the new Sunset Park Public Library. Located at 5108 Fourth Avenue, the eight-story structure will also contain 49-units of affordable housing for low-income households.
The valley of tall skyscrapers that line both sides of Flatbush Avenue greets motorists arriving into Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn Point is among the tallest of the buildings that are currently under construction along this major vehicular artery. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, with SLCE Architects serving as the architect of record, the tower is being developed by Extell while the interiors of the upcoming 720-foot tall skyscraper are being designed by Katherine Newman. The private outdoor landscaping is being created by MNLA, and the overall design is by Kohn Pedersen Fox.
Located at 181 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn, progress continues for The Wheeler. The entire project will merge a 19th century and an Art Deco building with a new 14-story glass tower, designed by Perkins Eastman and Shimoda Design Group. The new wing will rise 256 feet tall, and yield 843,830 square feet of new commercial space, while the original Macy’s will occupy the lower four floors. Offices will take up the remaining 90,000 square feet, featuring 16-foot tall ceiling heights. Tishman Speyer is the developer.
As seen through the green construction netting on-site, large hollow steel pilings are now sitting in the cold weather waiting to be driven into the ground by two piling machines at 9 DeKalb Avenue. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development and the Chetrit Group, excavation and foundation work for the 1,066-foot-tall supertall is making steady headway in Downtown Brooklyn.