When plans were filed to build a medical office building on the site of a late 19th century bank in East New York, neighbors rallied to try and save the neglected Renaissance Revival bank. But they were too late. The building already had demolition plans on file, which meant that the city could not give it landmark protections. Now we’re checking in on the construction of its replacement at 101 Pennsylvania Avenue, with photos from Tectonic.
The seven-story building has reached its full height at the corner of Atlantic Avenue, but it’s still a bare concrete structure.
The finished development will hold 116,522 square feet of medical facilities and a three-level parking garage with 187 spots. The second, third and fourth floors will be devoted to parking, and a 3,000-square-foot surface parking lot on the ground floor will be used mostly for drop-offs and deliveries.
Array Architects is responsible for the design, which Brownstoner revealed earlier this year. The façade will be clad in a combination of clear and fritted glass, and the glass curtain wall will jut out at slightly irregular angles on each floor.
Permits list the developer as Jonas Rudofsky, who’s associated with Squarefeet.com, a commercial brokerage headquartered nearby on Pitkin Avenue.
It’s worth noting that this building was filed in early 2015, before East New York was rezoned. Back then, this block was only zoned for industrial and commercial uses, so a hotel or medical office building would be the most profitable options. If the developer refiled his plans under the new zoning approved earlier this year, he could develop a sizable, mixed-use residential project.
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