Demolition is almost complete at 356 Fulton Street, the site of a 43-story mixed-use tower in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by MdeAS Architects and SLCE Architects and developed by Jeff Mongno of The Feil Organization, the 496-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 475,000 square feet with 363 residential units and 100,000 square feet of commercial space. The property is located at the corner of Fulton Street and Red Hook Lane.
Recent photos show that the old three-story structure that once stood on the site is nearly completely razed, with only a fragment of the superstructure and below-grade levels remaining. Excavators are in the process of clearing the site of dirt, bricks, debris, and mounds of concrete rubble from the former edifice. Demolition should likely fully wrap up in the coming weeks, and work on the new foundations could commence in the latter half of 2022.
The rendering in the main photo offers a preview of what the tower will look like. A multi-story podium spans the entire parcel and is topped with an outdoor terrace, followed by the lower half of the skyscraper, which uniformly rises as a rectangular volume. A midway setback divides the upper part of the tower, which then rises at a 90-degree angle, with its wider profile oriented east to west. The building culminates with a mechanical bulkhead below the flat roof parapet. The main tower appears to be clad in floor-to-ceiling glass and gray metal panels, while the podium features a darker colored curtain wall.
356 Fulton Street is part of the ongoing Brooklyn construction boom that transforming the borough’s skyline with a myriad of both residential and office buildings. Within the new skyscraper will be 329,305 square feet of residential space, and 30 percent of the units will be designated as affordable housing. Construction will consist of a reinforced concrete structure and include two cellar levels, a 30-foot-long rear yard, and 146 open and enclosed parking spaces.
The nearest subways are the A, C, F, and R trains at the Jay Street-MetroTech station to the north. The 2,3, 4, and 5 trains are also accessible to the east at the Nevins Street station, as are the B, Q, and R trains at the DeKalb Avenue station beneath City Point.
A completion date for 356 Fulton Street remains unclear, though it is expected to be finished around 2025.