A new series of renderings have been revealed for 69 Adams Street, a 26-story, 280-foot-tall mixed-use project in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Designed by Fischer + Makooi Architects and developed by The Rabsky Group, the project will span 308,145 square feet and yield 225 residential units ranging from studios to two-bedroom layouts. The property will also include ground-floor retail area and 90 parking spaces. The 17,464-square-foot lot is bound by Front Street to the north, Adams Street to the west, York Street to the south, and the elevated Manhattan Bridge roadway to the immediate east.
The renderings, which were found on Fischer + Makooi’s website, depict a lively design with a tight grid of compact bay windows spread over the majority of the edifice, culminating in a tiered glass crown. Besides the wavy effect imparted by the columns of protruding windows, the other most notable feature is a profusion of greenery, including some hanging plants around the midpoint of the superstructure. Below this break in the massing, the curtain wall takes on a different arrangement with larger floor-to-ceiling glass panels. At street level, a renovated and landscaped public plaza with tree-lined sidewalks extends toward the east and under the stone-clad supports of the Manhattan Bridge roadway.
Looking at the site right now shows sidewalk scaffolding and construction boards covering the perimeter of the address. A low-rise four-story recreational facility previously owned by Jehovah’s Witness is now demolished and was sold for $65 million back in late 2016.
Residential amenities will include a 24-hour concierge attended lobby, furnished roof deck, a state-of-the-art fitness center, lounge and gaming room.
It’s unclear as to when the start of actual construction and completion of 69 Adams Street will be. More work is needed to further clear and prepare the site for future excavation.