Installation Begins on 540 Fulton Street’s Façade in Downtown Brooklyn

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

Installation has begun on the first portions of the glass curtain wall of the main profile at 540 Fulton Street, a mixed-use skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at the corner of Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue, work on the 511-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure topped out in the fourth quarter of 2019. The 43-story building is designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Jenel Management. The project will contain 330,000 square feet, with 71,844 square feet allocated to commercial use and 22,054 square feet designated for retail on the lower floors. The remaining 239,142 square feet will be spread across 327 residential units. Zebian International Facade Solutions is the manufacturer for the curtain wall.

Photos from street level show the envelope above the podium on Fulton Street.

540 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

The curtain wall on the backside of the building can be seen from the narrow edge that wraps around the sides of the structure, though the bulk of these elevations are left as blank architecturally finished concrete walls.

540 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

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

540 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

540 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

Paneling that covers the space between the windows has also begun installation.

540 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

Looking down Flatbush Avenue at the bottom half of 540 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

Looking west at the eastern elevation of 540 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

The development will contain retail space on the ground and second floors, offices from the third floor to the eighth floor, and residences from the tenth floor to the 43rd floor. Ninety-six of the units will be reserved for affordable housing. Amenities include a residential lounge, fitness center, and an outdoor roof terrace.

540 Fulton Street is expected to be finished in October 2020, as noted on the construction fence.

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4 Comments on "Installation Begins on 540 Fulton Street’s Façade in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. David in Bushwick | January 8, 2020 at 8:29 am | Reply

    It’s amazing to think thousands of new residents will be living in Downtown Brooklyn. As the variety of shopping and eating establishments have increased, this has become my favorite place to frequent in NYC. It’s compact size is so much easier to get around than having to go all over Manhattan.

  2. A new cornet tower to block that blank wall can’t come soon enough

  3. I do hope that when something tall is proposed for the corner they can save at least the beautiful historic facade of 2-8 Flatbush and build new behind and above it.

  4. What is going on with this building… Why did they stop work?

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