Exterior work is continuing to wrap up on 291 Livingston Street, a 22-story hotel tower in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Aview Equities and Hello Living, the 189-foot-tall structure will yield 100 hotel rooms and a ground-floor beer garden. The property is located between Nevins Street to the east, Grove Place to the north, and Hanover Place to the west.
Progress has been gradual since our last update in October, when the scaffolding that had covered most of the tower had just been removed. Since then, glass railings and individual outdoor ceiling light fixtures have been added to the multiple corner terraces along the southeastern corner of the edifice, while work has presumably proceeding on the interiors. The uppermost mechanical levels are framed out and still awaiting their final cladding.
The windowless walls along the western elevation and pocketed corner are complete and painted with the building’s signature abstract pattern of black and grey lines. The rear northern side will feature a vertical stretch of balconies that will provide guests with views of Flatbush Avenue Extension and the Downtown Brooklyn skyline.
Sidewalk scaffolding still surrounds the ground level and the entrance to the building, which will be set back from the sidewalk by a dark metal-framed glass canopy, as illustrated in the rendering below. This walkway will also feature decorative tiling on portions of the walls.
A completion date for 291 Livingston Street remain unclear, though it’s possible work could conclude in the latter half of 2022.