The development boom is kicking into high gear in Downtown Brooklyn, between the nearly complete Ava DoBro at 100 Willoughby Street, the two topped out residential towers at City Point, and Two Trees’ 36-story BAM South Tower. Today we have an update on 333 Schermerhorn Street, aka The Hub, thanks to YIMBY reader and prolific photographer Tectonic.
When we last checked in six months ago, the Dattner-designed tower had barely inched above ground level. Now the concrete superstructure has reached about 20 stories and seems to be rising fast. When it’s complete, 333 Schermerhorn will reach 53 stories and 577 feet into the air between Nevins Street and Third Avenue, just down the street from the Barclays Center and BAM. The building will have 740 apartments, 20% of which will rent for below-market rates.
A three-story base will hold 34,823 square feet of retail and a whole host of amenities, including four roof decks, a gym, play room, media room and a pool. And despite its location in the transit-rich heart of Brooklyn, the development will have a 121-space parking garage in the cellar.
Unlike the starkly panelled facades of 100 Willoughby Street or 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension, this tower will be clad in more subdued hues, a combination of simple glass and brick-colored facade panels.
Douglas Steiner of Steiner Studios is developing the skyscraper, after acquiring the four-lot site for $30 million at the end of 2011.
333 Schermerhorn will rank among the tallest buildings in the borough, but 388 Bridge Street and 100 Willoughby have already surpassed it at 590 and 595 feet respectively. Plenty of shorter towers will eventually crowd the skyline too, including the block-long 33 Bond Street, 420 Albee Square, 88 Schermerhorn Street, and 250 Ashland Place.