Construction Update: Avalon Willoughby Square, 100 Willoughby Street, Downtown Brooklyn

Avalon Willoughby SquareAvalon Willoughby Square, image by Tectonic

Last we checked on AvalonBay’s Avalon Willoughby Square, at 100 Willoughby Street, the downtown Brooklyn tower had reached around 15 stories, and the first façade panels had just begun to be applied. The photos come from YIMBY reader Tectonic.

Fast forward five months, and the apartment building has made tremendous progress, and appears to be either topped out or nearly so, with cladding reaching past the halfway mark. The dominant color of the façade is white on the Duffield Street face (with brighter shades of blue on the Willoughby Street side), punctuated by blue windows and marred by unsightly PTAC units below them – an unfortunate scourge that national developer AvalonBay has bought into, which also afflicts their Avalon Fort Greene tower.

Avalon Willoughby Square

Avalon Willoughby Square, image by Tectonic

The tower’s ultimate height will be 595 feet and 57 stories, which will make it the tallest in Brooklyn. At least, for now – the 674-foot-tall 420 Albee Square and JDS’s 340 Flatbush Extension (currently home to Junior’s) should eventually surpass it.

The project will include 823 apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. The housing is spread over 732,000 square feet of space, for an average unit size a bit below 900 square feet. The tower will include 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as a direct entrance down to the Jay Street-MetroTech subway entrance, via the R train platform.

SLCE is the architect, and occupancy is expected in about a year, per the developer.

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