Construction Update: The Hub, at 333 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn’s first true wave of skyscraper development is now kicking into high gear, and progress is evident across the borough’s downtown. Towers are rising at CityPoint, the Avalon Willoughby is quickly ascending towards its 600-foot pinnacle, and closer to Barclays Center, 333 Schermerhorn is now peering above ground level (with the latest photos coming from YIMBY reader Tectonic).
Douglas Steiner of Steiner Studios is developing the 581-unit tower, which will stand 577 feet tall. Dattner is the project’s architect, and unlike most of the towers rising in the current boom — at least among those revealed so far – “The Hub” will have an ornamental rooftop crown. At its base, it will also have a 35,615-square foot commercial space.
Legitimate crowns atop new residential development in New York City are typically minimal or non-existent, and Dattner’s embellishment will make the building at least somewhat recognizable, though its scale has shrunk through the design process. The rooftop element has also been reduced from a series of pointy spoke-like elements to a simpler rectangle.
Most importantly, another block of Downtown Brooklyn will receive a significant dose of density and infill, as the area surrounding Barclays Center continues to experience a renaissance. Though the adjacent B2 tower may have become the most notable stalled project of the current construction boom, The Hub and other projects at 33 Bond Street and 250 Ashland Place are all about to begin rising, creating another dense apex on the DoBro skyline.
Per on-site signage, completion is expected in 2017.
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