Exterior Brick Curtain Wall Wraps Up on 187 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

187 Kent Avenue. Rendering: CW Realty Management

Work on 187 Kent Avenue‘s exterior is nearing completion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The industrial-inspired red masonry façade with its scattered pattern of white bricks is fully installed, and the structure is just awaiting the completion of appointments on the tall lower-level arches. Diego Aguilera Architects P.C. is the architect of record for the seven-story mixed-use residential building, while CW Realty Management, which purchased the site for $43 million, is the developer. 187 Kent Avenue will yield 140,036 square feet of newly built space.

New wide and close-up photos from street level show the degree of detail and craftsmanship in the glass and brick envelope.

The southwestern corner of 187 Kent Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The southern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The northwestern corner of 187 Kent Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Rental apartments will start on the third floor and culminate on the seventh story. Units will average 634 square feet apiece, and some residences will have private outdoor balconies that cantilever outward from the façade. The dark railings and metal touches throughout provide a touch of contrast to the curtain wall. The top floor features a pattern of arched windows that matches the language of the design at street level, but at a much smaller scale.

A closer inspection of the façade reveals a number of different vertical, horizontal, and curvilinear orientations and alignments in the brickwork. The scattered distribution of isolated white-colored bricks subtly disguises the lines of the various running bond patterns.

The western elevation. Photo by Michael Young

A wide view of the upper portion of 187 Kent Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Looking up at the arched windows on the seventh floor. Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

The ground floor and second floor will have 22,108 square feet of retail space, and the second level will also house a 170-vehicle parking garage, hidden behind a grid of industrial-style glass that serves as the top of the large two-story arches.

No formal completion date for 187 Kent Avenue has been announced, but it is likely that the property will be finished sometime by the end of 2019 or early 2020 at the very latest.

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3 Comments on "Exterior Brick Curtain Wall Wraps Up on 187 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn"

  1. David in Bushwick | September 9, 2019 at 10:47 am | Reply

    Even though the real building doesn’t look nearly as good as the rendering (do they ever?) it’s not a horrible design.
    But the mixed colored bricks are horrible and there needs to be a law banning it.

    • Truly. The rendering looks nice, the reality is terrible. Too bad, this is a really nice retro-looking building otherwise. Would have been so much better with less muddled brickwork. Maybe time will fade everything down a bit.

  2. How do I submit a application for this building order live there

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