Façade work is nearing completion on 550 Clinton Avenue, as the tower crane has been removed from the eastern elevation of the 29-story mixed-use tower in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Hope Street Capital, the 280,000-square-foot project will yield 284 apartments and about 60,000 square feet of retail area. The structure rises from a four-story podium bound by Atlantic Avenue to the south, Clinton Avenue to the east, and Vanderbilt Avenue to the west.
Work has progressed very rapidly since our last update in February, when the reinforced concrete superstructure had just topped out and the façade had barely risen a third of the height of the building. Now the cladding covers almost the entire edifice, with only minor portions remaining to be filled in around the top, the podium, and where the construction crane was attached. The elevator hoist remains fixed to the western elevation, but will likely be disassembled as well in the coming weeks.
The signature curved southern profile clearly distinguishes the design from practically every other surrounding structure in the neighborhood. The best angles to see 550 Clinton Avenue’s unique building massing are from the north and east.
The façade is made of an evenly staggered pattern of floor-to-ceiling glass and precast concrete panels.
There is one final section of the podium currently being built by the corner of Atlantic and Clinton Avenues. Construction workers were seen putting together the temporary supports that will hold up the second level. An outdoor pool is planned to sit on top of the podium. Additional amenities located within the podium include a fitness center, indoor lounge areas, and a co-working center. Retail space will take up parts of the ground floor.
The closest subways are the A and C trains at the Clinton-Washington Avenue station to the north. Also nearby to the west is the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station with access to the B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains and the Long Island Railroad.
550 Clinton Avenue is slated to be completed by next summer, as stated on the construction board.