Construction of 540 Fulton Street Reaches Halfway Mark in Downtown Brooklyn

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

Construction of 540 Fulton Street is nearing the halfway mark in Downtown Brooklyn, as workers rapidly pour and form the reinforced concrete slabs of the 511-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper. Located near the corner of Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue, the 43-story building is designed by Marvel Architects and is being developed by Jenel Management. The project 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 residential units.

New photos from above Flatbush Avenue and from street level show the state of the rising structure, which appears to have reached the 21st floor.

Looking at 540 Fulton Street and the Downtown Brooklyn skyline. Photo by Michael Young

Looking southeast on Flatbush Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

540 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

A close-up of the top of the building. Photo by Michael Young

The bottom floors of 540 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

Installation of the curtain wall on the northern façade has yet to commence, and it is unclear when that phase of construction will begin. The main rendering shows a glass curtain wall punctuated by a grid of gold-colored panels. The side walls appear to be left blank. Residents who face north will be treated to views of Downtown Brooklyn and parts of the Manhattan skyline, while those oriented in the opposite direction will have vistas of the rest of Brooklyn, the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge, and the morning sun.

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

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4 Comments on "Construction of 540 Fulton Street Reaches Halfway Mark in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. and the cover the clock

  2. The one of most boring building under construction and ever built, besides Gene Kaufman designed hotels in the famous island across the river….
    It is designed by GK young brother, right???

  3. Architecture like Music, art, film and journalism, is going through a dark age. Hopefully it will make a comeback soon. We need beautiful buildings that inspire again.

  4. You give credit to the architect and the developer, but there must be a person at the project on a day to day basis running this massive project, that seems to be soaring high in record time. Who is this person, they can probably answer the questions you don’t know the answers to in your article. Who is the builder?

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