Marvel Architects’ 540 Fulton Street Making Vertical Progress in Downtown Brooklyn

540 Fulton Street, designed by Marvel Architects540 Fulton Street. Rendering by Marvel Architects

Construction of 540 Fulton Street is climbing past the first residential floors. The Downtown Brooklyn project site will stand as a 511-foot- tall, 43-story high, mixed-use skyscraper. It is being designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Jenel Management. The building will yield about 330,000 square feet, with 71,844 square feet allocated to commercial space and 22,054 square feet designated for retail on the lower floors. The remaining 239,142 square feet will be occupied by the residential homes.

Recent photos from above and at street level show the state of progress. The safety cocoon is being installed along the main northern elevation on Fulton Street. Construction workers are eight floors above the front setback. They recently poured the the 13th floor slab.

540 Fulton Street seen from the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

The main northern elevation of 540 Fulton Street. Photo by Mihcael Young

Looking southeast at the western elevation of 540 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

The skyscraper will have a simple glass curtain wall on the northern elevation as most likely the back side of as well. Meanwhile the eastern and western walls appear to be windowless, except for narrow slivers for corner glass panels as depicted in the main rendering. The skyscraper’s site will make it clearly visible from Flatbush Avenue, and its substantial height will contribute to the borough’s rapidly expanding skyline.

540 Fulton Street rising higher above Downtown Brooklyn. Photo by Michael Young

Located by the corner of Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue, 540 Fulton Street is close to a number of subway lines, including the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains one block to the south at Nevins Street; the A, C, and G trains to the west at Hoyt-Schermerhorn; and the B, Q, and R trains to the north at DeKalb Avenue.

A completion date of October 2020 is stated on the construction fence.

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7 Comments on "Marvel Architects’ 540 Fulton Street Making Vertical Progress in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. Please don’t remove all signs of progress, I’d be happy with work in progress. While workers are working on the mixed-use skyscraper, with perfect a reporter name Michael Young. If the structure is human, now a muscle joining to a bone. Make a high building view that it goes below the surface of its crown. (Thanks to Michael Young)

    • thank you david! | July 11, 2019 at 10:00 am | Reply

      I also love building a building! When a waterway would have been, the river would now catch up with the sea! Always there is a good example of this! They helped them to find the place to speak when speaking only English. Great thanks for you. Also, the glass is glossy on various places that make you a rich eye!(thanks to david!! great english speak!!)
      p. s.: translate does not work that well…

  2. What a mediocre piece of garbage. I really hope the site across the street will turn out better, given the prominence of the Fulton/ Flatbush intersection.

  3. Totally agree about mediocrity of this garbage. Especially for everyone who will stare at its windowless concrete sides.

  4. I agree about the concrete sides however I can also see it as an opportunity for adverising. Perhaps with LCD screens like some buildings have in Times Square. The main positive about this building is that it has 100k feet of office space.

  5. Some of the colors being used and re-used are starting to make the area look dated.

  6. Just very old and boring. Like 1915 boring… not too mediocre… but very boring. An architectural and visual snoozefest. I wonder how lease rates and the state of the rental market factors in the decisions being made about design.

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