YIMBY Tours Jeanne Gang’s Topped-Out Skyscraper at 11 Hoyt Street, in Downtown Brooklyn

Hudson Yards seen between the skyscrapers of Downtown Brooklyn. Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY recently went on a tour of Jeanne Gang’s 620-foot-tall, 57-story skyscraper at 11 Hoyt Street, which has topped out in Downtown BrooklynTishman Speyer is the developer of the Studio Gang-designed project that will give a bold and unique focal point to the neighborhood’s rapidly transforming skyline. The wavy bright glass and precast façade is rising fast, and will soon form a curtain wall with a distinctive rippling appearance. Edmund Hollander, of Hollander Design, is in charge of the landscaping for the outdoor green space above the motor courtyard and podium section. Interiors are being designed by Michaelis Boyd Associates, and Hill West is the architect of record.

Looking up 11 Hoyt Street. Photo by Michael Young

The property tour was led by Jeanne Gang, Tishman Speyer Properties’ managing director Erik Rose, and Tim Boyd of Michaelis Boyd Associates. Gang explained the conceptual and contextual design of the tower, the large sculptural windows, and the layout of the units. A total of 481 homes will be created and feature 190 unique layouts. The building offers residences with two Brooklyn living-inspired palettes called Heritage and Classic.

Jeanne Gang. Photo by Michael Young

Jeanne Gang explaining the layout of the homes and the windows. Photo by Michael Young

Views from the 45th floor show the Downtown Brooklyn skyline, Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, Hudson Yards, Long Island City, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

Downtown Brooklyn and the Financial District. Photo by Michael Young

11 Hoyt Street has a wide view of Downtown Brooklyn’s rapidly changing skyline. Photo by Michael Young

Hudson Yards seen between the skyscrapers of Downtown Brooklyn. Photo by Michael Young

A close-up of the Barclays Center. Photo by Michael Young

The skyscraper will contain 55,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities for residents. The space will be divided among the 32nd-floor Sky Club, the third-floor Park Club, and the elevated 27,000-square-foot private park. A fitness and aquatic center is going to be designed and curated by The Wright Fit, complete with a 75-foot saltwater pool, squash court, men’s and women’s locker facilities, steam showers, sauna, massage and relaxation rooms, and a yoga/group fitness studio.

Other amenities include a game room, a maker’s studio, a children’s playroom, a salon lounge, a catering pantry/kitchen, co-working lounge featuring coffee service, AV-connected private meeting rooms, music studio, a library, a cinema and performance space, a virtual golf and gaming room, a card room, al fresco barbecue, an outdoor hot tub, and a private dog park and dog spa. Residents also have access to a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a package delivery room, dry-cleaning valet, refrigerated delivery storage, bicycle/stroller storage, a private driveway with porte-cochère and motor court, a large sun-filled oculus, and a grand lobby with 29-foot-high ceilings.

“The topping out of 11 Hoyt is an incredible achievement for this team of world-class designers,” said Tishman Speyer’s Rose. “It draws inspiration from Brooklyn’s rich architectural history and creative spirit to make a visually striking statement against Brooklyn’s downtown skyline. Residents are offered sweeping vistas over brownstone Brooklyn, the Statue of Liberty, lower Manhattan, and New York Harbor.”

“As the tower tops out, it’s great to see the façade come to life,” Jeanne Gang said. “It’s made up of a series of bay window types that collectively create a dynamic sweep on the exterior while providing individual, unique experiences from inside the homes,”

The sales gallery is located on Atlantic Avenue and is a short walk to the construction site. A giant model of 11 Hoyt stands in the central gallery along with a miniature scale model of the building placed among Downtown Brooklyn. Lower Manhattan is also featured as a point of reference for its close proximity across the East River.

The sales gallery model of 11 Hoyt Street. Photo by Michael Young

The miniature sales gallery model of 11 Hoyt Street among Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan in the background. Photo by Michael Young

Units will begin at $690,000 for studios and range to approximately $3,500,000 for a four-bedroom residence. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is exclusively handling sales.

11 Hoyt Street seen from the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Hoyt Street. Photo by Michael Young

Move-ins are expected to begin in 2020.

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6 Comments on "YIMBY Tours Jeanne Gang’s Topped-Out Skyscraper at 11 Hoyt Street, in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. Native New Yorker | June 11, 2019 at 8:20 am | Reply

    Great addition to the Brooklyn skyline, unlike those bland wacky glass towers they built earlier during the first building boom that was jump started in by the 2004 zoning. A lot of great buildings going up, can’t wait for 9 Dekalb to finally start rising, with JDS as the developer I’m sure it’s going to take a while, but hopefully it will go up.

  2. Please explain the difference between the words “Heritage” and “Classic”

  3. The building is nice, but the plazas confront of it are going to kill the city blocks around it. More “public space” with out any reason for being there. Give me stores and resturants over unprogramed plazas any day.

  4. Sweet photography.

  5. feels like Frank Gehry “knock-off” tamed, organized and less talented than 8 Spruce…

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