Construction Update: The Hub, 333 Schermerhorn Street

333 Schermerhorn Street333 Schermerhorn Street, rendering via Dattner Architects

The Hub, at 333 Schermerhorn Street – which may become Brooklyn’s tallest building – is almost set to begin rising.

DOB filings are online, and demolition of the dilapidated buildings formerly on-site is now complete. Located between Schermerhorn and Livingston Streets, The Hub will be a major and positive transformation for the neighborhood, given its sheer size and strong appearance. It will rise 53 floors and 563 feet.

333 Schermerhorn - The Hub

333 Schermerhorn – The Hub; vacant site, desolate surroundings

Permits typically don’t cover a building’s height to its architectural pinnacle, instead measuring to the highest occupied floor; if renderings of The Hub are accurate, that means it could actually become the borough’s tallest building. 333 Schermerhorn is being developed by the Steiner Family, and its design is by Dattner Architects. With new foundation permits awaiting approval, excavation is likely imminent, and the skyscraper will be very large in scope, with 754 total units.

Brooklyn’s towers lack the crowns that make Midtown and Downtown Manhattan so distinctive, but the status-quo is finally being challenged by 333 Schermerhorn. Neither The Brooklyner, 388 Bridge, nor the future Avalon Willoughby employ spires, which will leave the DoBro skyline with a relatively ‘plateaue’d’ look – aside from Dattner’s creative addition.

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