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.
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.