One Willoughby Square’s Masonry Façade Reaches Roof Parapet in Downtown Brooklyn

One Willoughby Square. Designed by FXCollaborative. Rendering by DBOX.

Exterior work has been progressing rapidly at One Willoughby Square, a 495-foot-tall office skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Alternately addressed as 420 Albee Square, the façade paneling has reached the parapet of the 34-story office skyscraper, which is designed by FXCollaborative and developed by JEMB Realty. The project will debut as the tallest new office building in Brooklyn and will yield 500,000 square feet of Class A office space. Gilbane Building Company is in charge of the ongoing construction.

Recent photos by Tectonic show the look of the dark blue curtain wall from street level.

One Willoughby Square. Photo by Tectonic

One Willoughby Square. Photo by Tectonic

One Willoughby Square. Photo by Tectonic

One Willoughby Square. Photo by Tectonic

One Willoughby Square. Photo by Tectonic

One Willoughby Square. Photo by Tectonic

One Willoughby Square. Photo by Tectonic

One Willoughby Square. Photo by Tectonic

One Willoughby Square. Photo by Tectonic

A lot of progress has occurred since our last update in early April: in addition to the reflective masonry paneling making its way to the top of the edifice, the installation of the industrial-style ribbon windows has also proceeded quickly and is not far from completion as well, and the construction crane on the eastern elevation has been fully disassembled. The podium floors facing the CityPoint complex are fully enclosed, with the exception of the ground floor, showing the quality and craftsmanship of the detailed envelope. Though far from a supertall, One Willoughby Square’s distinctive façade will make it stand out among the plethora of new development in the area.

FXCollaborative is planning to occupy floors seven, eight, and nine of the structure. The uppermost floors will feature 18-foot-high ceilings and a private outdoor loggia with views over Downtown Brooklyn, the Manhattan skyline, the New York Harbor, and more. The site is accessible by the B, Q, and R trains at the DeKalb Avenue subway station; the 2 and 3 trains at the nearby Hoyt Street station; and the A, C, F, and R trains at Jay Street-MetroTech.

YIMBY last reported that One Willoughby Square is slated to be finished in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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4 Comments on "One Willoughby Square’s Masonry Façade Reaches Roof Parapet in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. David in Bushwick | July 21, 2020 at 8:46 am | Reply

    I walked by this building last week and it’s even more beautiful in person. It is a simply wonderful updated mid-century modern style design, and one of the best additions to Brooklyn’s new skyline.

  2. It almost looks like an early, high quality 1950s building. Very clean lines.

  3. Agreed. This is such a great design. Setting a high standard for Downtown Brooklyn along with 9 DeKalb.

  4. Love me some glazed brick, probably the most underrated and underutilized modern building material.

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