YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of Brooklyn Point, aka 138 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. At 720 feet high and 68 stories, the reinforced concrete skyscraper is currently the tallest tower in all of Brooklyn, as well as the third and final phase of the City Point complex. Kohn Pedersen Fox is the designer of the new building, while SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. The rising glass curtain wall is crossing the halfway mark and will soon enclose the entire edifice in a staggered pattern of double-height glass and white-colored rectangular frames. AD 100 designer Katherine Newman is designing interior spaces. The first closings for the studio to three-bedroom units are expected to begin in early 2020, with pricing starting at $850,000. Coveted New York-based developer Extell is working on other massive projects like One Manhattan Square and Central Park Tower, New York’s current tallest skyscraper by roof height and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
Construction has finished on 1 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at the crossroads of Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street, the 210-foot-tall building was designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Slate Property Group and Meadow Partners, with Whitehall Interiors responsible for the interior design.
Beam Architects has revealed its first renderings for 85 Rutledge Street, a five-story apartment building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. New construction permits filed in 2018 name Yesh Properties as responsible for the development, while J Goldman Design, a Brooklyn-based design firm, will oversee the design of the project’s interiors.
Excavation has begun for One Boerum Place in Downtown Brooklyn. The upcoming ground-up, mixed-use condominium tower will rise 21 stories on a narrow, triangular-shaped plot of land. The site is bound by Boerum Place, Red Hook Lane, and Fulton Street. SLCE Architects is the designer while Avery Hall Investments, Allegra Holdings, and Aria Development Group are the developers. The joint venture team was recently able to acquire a $165 million construction loan from Jutland Finance. The total cost of One Boerum Place is expected to be around $250 million.
Proposals to expand and redevelop the historic Empire State Dairy Building in East New York, Brooklyn are now in review by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Located at 2840 Atlantic Avenue, the proposed development from Bushburg Properties includes an extensive restoration of the building’s poorly maintained façade, partial demolition of two adjacent structures, and a new 14-story residential tower that cantilevers above the Empire State Dairy Building, an official New York City landmark.