Renderings Reveal Striking Expansion of Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Rendering of the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters expanded complex - S. Wieder ArchitectRendering of the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters expanded complex - S. Wieder Architect

New initiative preliminary design renderings from S. Wieder Architect reveal an expansion of the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the religious complex spans almost one acre and will include a synagogue, prayer spaces, ritual baths, classrooms, a new library, and several outdoor areas. This is a draft design, that has not been approved by the Chabad organizations, owners of the property.

Together, the new interior components will span approximately 140,000 square feet. Each volume will top out at four stories.

Rendering of the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters expanded complex - S. Wieder Architect

Preliminary design draft rendering of the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters expanded complex – S. Wieder Architect

Rendering of the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters expanded complex - S. Wieder Architect

Preliminary design draft rendering of the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters expanded complex – S. Wieder Architect

As detailed by architect Sam Wieder with project architect Yeshaya Shor, the 1940s-era brick building at the center of the complex is a community relic and will be carefully preserved as the primary house of worship. The existing brick buildings that flank the synagogue will be replaced by two striking structures composed of tightly spaced cementitious fins protruding from floor-to-ceiling glass walls. These buildings will surround the center structure on three sides and will contain a library, office space, administrative areas, and landscaped rooftop gardens. The property will also create an open-air plaza behind the synagogue.

If completed, the complex would be poised to become one of the most imaginative Jewish religious structures to debut in the borough.

Aerial rendering of the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters expansion - S. Wieder Architect

Aerial rendering of the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters expansion – S. Wieder Architect

Rendering of a dramatic cutaway entrance into the expanded Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters complex - S. Wieder Architect

Rendering of a dramatic cutaway entrance into the expanded Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters complex – S. Wieder Architect

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30 Comments on "Renderings Reveal Striking Expansion of Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn"

  1. This looks very nice. I like it.

  2. Excellent well done. Great example of how to weave modern in with the historic.

  3. Beautiful. A great addition to the neighborhood.

  4. Human scale. Well done. Inspiring and blending well into the neighborhood.

  5. Does not match the Main building and do not match the surrounding. Bad idea

  6. People with power oppressing people to maintain control of their minds. So archaic. It’s 2020..

  7. the openness of the design in that the light shines out into the surroundings is a particularly Chabad concept. I think this will be an incredible transformation and one that conveys the message of Chabad so beautifully!

  8. At least the Lubavitchers have a better sense of architecture than most..

    • Look around Brooklyn, most is built by the “most” with beautiful architecture. Who’s the architect for this project?
      I gotta say it is beautiful…

  9. Watch the Covid

  10. Someone say third temple … it’s happening

  11. Not bad at all. Looks modern and inviting.

  12. Remove the yellows | December 3, 2020 at 10:38 pm | Reply

    Will they remove the yellows?

  13. heh guess the office rent will help with the bills

  14. Why not in Israel? America is, but another false galut paradise, soon to be gone.

  15. It Doesn’t Blend in well with 770
    Instead of enhancing the look it makes 770 stick out like sore thumb.

  16. Beautiful. When will they start working on it?

  17. oh it’s a menorah.

  18. Looks like it’s riot ready.

  19. Ah yes, even more space for 7000+ unmasked & irresponsible attendees at weddings and funerals!
    Or was that the Satmar sect?
    If you’re going to be situated IN the wider community, even though you do not consider yourself PART of that community (except when it comes to bloc voting at the instruction of your rabbi, and the acceptance of government benefits & assistance) THEN you must act responsibly towards the other members of that wider community and their essential needs. For no man or woman or religious sect is a island unto themselves, and that fact is made ever so clear & crucial in a pandemic. Not as part of the gristmill that sadly tries to melt everyone into homogenized “Americans”, but rather as proud individuals who uniquely add their share to building the American mosaic and making it better. However with many Hasidic sects (to varying degrees), the choice & embrace of extreme insularity tends to breed unfounded prejudices and even hostility among the wider community, and that can be very counter-productive to everyone involved. Sadly, such attempts at maintaining purity at all costs can be poisonous – and costly. Of course, in beautifully diverse NYC, with our welcoming Lady of the Harbor watching over us, we cherish our differences, our many cultures, our traditions and our roots – and rightly so. But we must ALSO cherish the place we now call home by acting responsibly towards our fellow New Yorkers. Perhaps we can’t achieve the ideal of loving our neighbors, but at the very least we can learn to live among our neighbors in a responsible & respectful manner …the very same way we ourselves would want to be treated by others. Some truths never get old…..

  20. Bishnee Samaroo | December 5, 2020 at 11:22 am | Reply

    I love crown heights accessible to transportation,school,shopping etc.

  21. When we visit 770 and crown hrs after driving for 4 solid hours from ” out of town”…..will we still have to drive around in circles looking for a place to park????

  22. Guys, why are we getting settled in? Moshiach is almost here!

  23. Stan,

    Yes, it was Satmar.

    But rant right on

  24. The building will never happen. Krinsky and his group went to court to try and get the current 770 synagogue to pay “rent” to a building “owner” who is in dispute with the rest of Chabad on ownership. The court ruled against the rent but the bad feelings remain. This is a dream house which will remain a dream house till Chabad members are included into the decision of ownership and more importantly, money that belongs to chabad and not to just a few.

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