The ongoing Downtown Brooklyn development boom has already resulted in three new “tallest towers” for the borough, with 388 Bridge, then AVA Willoughby, and now 333 Schermerhorn taking the title, at 607 feet to parapet. But while each of those projects stands just a few feet above the others, Extell’s Brooklyn Point, at 138 Willoughby Street, is going to top-out 68 floors and 720 feet above the streets below. Now, YIMBY has a look at new renderings that paint a much more vivid picture of the skyscraper’s eventual impact on the DoBro skyline.
The tower is being designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, and development has been in the works for quite some time. The skyscraper is the last phase of City Point, which has already given rise to two residential towers atop an enormous 600,000 square feet of retail space, immediately adjacent to the burgeoning Fulton Street corridor.
Excavation work for Brooklyn Point was complete as of August, which means verticality is likely imminent. While JDS Development’s planned supertall at 9 DeKalb Avenue will eventually stand a good head and shoulders taller, 138 Willoughby is more likely to reach its parapet first, which means that it will still probably reign as the borough’s tallest skyscraper, for however short a time.
Despite the projects sky-high profile, pricing will actually be fairly reasonable, and will start at $840,000 for studio apartments. There will be 480 residences in total, ranging up to three bedrooms.
SLCE Architects are the architects of record for the project, and completion is anticipated by early 2021. With foundation work already wrapping up, that estimate may, for once, be slightly conservative.