37 Sixth Avenue’s Superstructure Begins Ascent In Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

The updated rendering for 37 Sixth Avenue. Rendering by Marvel Architects

YIMBY stopped by 37 Sixth Avenue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn to see how work is progressing on the 26-story rental building. Designed by Marvel Architects and developed by the Brodsky Organization, the 343,788-square-foot, 323-unit structure is part of the Pacific Park mega-project. The site, which is alternately addressed 495 Dean Street and 664 Pacific Street, is located between Dean Street and Pacific Street, and directly across from Barclays Center.

Photos from around the rectangular plot show a hive of construction workers delivering concrete for the building, which now stands three stories above ground. The nearby reinforced concrete superstructure of 18 Sixth Avenue is also simultaneously climbing above the neighborhood.

37 Sixth Avenue (left) across from 18 Sixth Avenue (right). Photo by Michael Young

37 Sixth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

37 Sixth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

37 Sixth Avenue (right). Photo by Michael Young

37 Sixth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

37 Sixth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

37 Sixth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The rendering shows a fairly orthodox-shaped structure with a mix of light and dark gray-colored exterior panels that surround a dense grid of windows on all sides. There are minor setbacks at varying points, and sections of the façade that protruded and recess from the property line create the visual effect of a conjoined and offset stack of large rectangular volumes. A 616-seat, 69,858-square-foot public middle school will span the first five floors and two below-grade levels. Residential amenities include a gym, indoor and outdoor residential lounges, and a children’s playroom.

The closest subways are the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R, and W trains at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station with the entrance on the opposite side of the Barclays Center. Also nearby to the north are the A and C trains at the Lafayette Avenue station and the G train at the Fulton Street stop. The Long Island Railroad trains at the Atlantic Terminal are just a short walk to the north along Flatbush Avenue.

37 Sixth Avenue is anticipated to be finished within the fourth quarter of 2021, as noted on the construction fence.

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12 Comments on "37 Sixth Avenue’s Superstructure Begins Ascent In Prospect Heights, Brooklyn"

  1. What school of architecture did the Architects attend? Horrible design.

  2. Jack Arkitekt | April 1, 2020 at 10:59 am | Reply

    561 Pacific is another building, 12 story and already topped out on 4th ave several blocks away. This one on picture is concrete 34 story 500 feet office residential mixed building.

    • Jack Arkitekt | April 3, 2020 at 4:46 am | Reply

      Actually 49 story residential and about 500 feet or taller. The last building on Barclays Center cluster.

  3. Jack Arkitekt | April 1, 2020 at 11:44 am | Reply

    The concrete building “561 Pacific Ave” is not like this on picture, that real 561 Pacific Ave is 12 story on 4th Avenue, 2 blocks away. This “concrete building” what is opposed on picture is located next to Barclays Center complex and is a future 34 story office tower about 500 feet tall, unless they changed it for something less taller and cheaper design. 4th Building in what was once planned as “Atlantic Yards 16 skyscraper complex over LIRR standby tracks. Mazel Tov. 15++ years!!!

  4. Man some of these buildings are going to age so horribly.

  5. Is this site included in the governor’s construction moratorium?

    • Jack Arkitekt | April 3, 2020 at 4:59 am | Reply

      Stop please. Residential building construction is essential. Stop spreading Communist Bill Blasio political scare.

  6. Hey thanks for deleting my perfectly reasonable previous comment. I guess constructive criticism is not appreciated here. You really do live in an alternate reality where everything just keeps chugging along as usual, huh? Smh.

  7. The site is not included in the construction moratorium because it includes at least 25% affordable housing, as a requirement for qualifying for the Affordable New York tax credit. Journalists and elected officials have complained that defining an otherwise luxury building with a small portion of its apartment “affordable” as “essential” is a loophole and a sop to the real estate industry.

    • Nikolai Fedak | April 2, 2020 at 10:30 pm | Reply

      Most journalists and electeds are selfish human beings whose only interest is in inflicting as much economic pain and panic to as many people as possible for their own personal gain.

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