Excavation is now nearly complete at 141 Willoughby Street, the site of a 24-story mixed-use building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by Savanna Real Estate, the property will yield office and retail space. SLCE is the executive architect on the project.
Recent photos show the progress that has occurred at the site since our last update in early November, when excavation was just beginning on the trapezoidal site, bound by Flatbush Avenue to the east, Willoughby Street to the south, and Gold Street to the west. The dirt and rubble of the former low-rise Institute of Design and Construction has been cleared and the plot has been dug well below street level. The new reinforced concrete foundation walls are steadily being formed around the perimeter of the site. Crews are spread out across the property helping to make the below-grade walls for the base of the building. Temporary steel braces have been put in place along the side that runs parallel with Flatbush Avenue Extension.
Given the mid-rise height of the building, the vertical assembly of the superstructure should not take too much time. The setbacks on the ninth and 19th floors of the edifice should also speed up the process to its flat roof parapet. These will be topped with landscaped terraces for select office suites and will provide views looking up and down Flatbush Avenue Extension and toward the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The overall curtain wall seen in the main rendering depicts floor-to-ceiling glass surrounded by gold-colored spandrels and mullions running up and down the entire structure. The ground level shows double-height ceilings opening up to tree-lined sidewalks and nearby green space found diagonally across from the site at Willoughby Square Park.
No official completion date for 141 Willoughby Street has been announced, though sometime in 2022 is likely.