Excavation work has begun at 625 Fulton Street, site of a proposed 941-foot tall, 79-story mixed-use skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Rabsky Group, which purchased the site for $158 million, the 1.8-million-square-foot project is planned to yield a mix of offices, residential units, retail space, an elementary school, and a public plaza. The property is located between Fulton Street to the south, Hudson Avenue to the west, DeKalb Avenue to the north, and Rockwell Place to the east.
After sitting dormant for several years, recent photos show the 89,000-square-foot plot full of activity with multiple construction vehicles at work. The majority of the northern half is now below grade, while excavation on the opposite southern half has yet to begin.
625 Fulton Street is slated to yield 739,000 square feet of office space, 60,547 square feet of retail space, 902 residential units with 25 percent affordable units, a 640-seat public elementary school spanning about 82,500 square feet, underground parking space for 350 vehicles spanning two levels below grade measuring around 116,000 gross square feet, and about a quarter of an acre of public outdoor space at street level with a 2,410-square-foot enclosed accessible area to the public. The main rendering shows a multi-stepped building massing with floor plates that gradually reduce in size as they approach the rhomboid roof parapet. Each setback is shown topped with a landscaped terrace, while the curtain wall is made of floor-to-ceiling glass and a secondary layer of earth-toned mullions.
Below are building massing diagrams that study the different configurations for the skyscraper. The main rendering is based off the first one.
A completion date for 625 Fulton Street, and finalized renderings, have yet to be formally revised and revealed. Read more here about the rezoning for the address.