Excavation Underway for The Brook at 589 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn

589 Fulton Street. Rendering by NQS Creative

Excavation has begun for The Brook, a 51-story residential skyscraper at 589 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Witkoff and Apollo Global Management, the 600-foot-tall structure will yield 597,824 square feet and 591 units, with 30 percent reserved for affordable housing, as well as 30,000 square feet of retail space and a 12,000-square-foot cellar. Homes will feature interior design by Bonetti Kozerski and come in studio to two-bedroom layouts. Suffolk Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by DeKalb Avenue to the north, Flatbush Avenue Extension diagonally to the east, Fulton Street to the south, and Bond Street to the west.

A new rendering has also been revealed for the tower, shown in the main photo above. The view is looking north with the bottom levels made up of a three-story base with a stepped and chamfered southern corner. The podium is clad in floor-to-ceiling glass for the retail frontage and is topped with a landscaped outdoor terrace. The main tower is set back from the sidewalk and features a uniform grid of subtly recessed windows. At the very top is a darker cladding of narrow grilles for the mechanical floors that sit below the flat roof parapet. The building has a wide eastern profile facing Flatbush Avenue Extension. The core will likely be placed on the opposite western face.

The previous aerial rendering below shows the project within the context of the neighborhood.

589 Fulton Street. Rendering by NQS creative and spotted on the main website for The Brook.

Multiple piling machines and excavators are in use, and trucks were seen delivering concrete to the site. We can expect below-grade work to progress throughout the summer months and perhaps see the first floors of the superstructure emerge around the end of the year. Work broke ground in early June with a ceremony attended by executives from Witkoff, Apollo, Suffolk Construction, and Beyer Blinder Belle architects, as well as Regina Myer, president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

589 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

589 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

589 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

589 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

589 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

589 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

589 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

589 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

589 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

589 Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

The Brook will feature 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor residential amenities that include an outdoor swimming pool with cabanas, a basketball court, fitness studios, a library, a club room, lounges, a barbecue station, a bar and game area, a children’s room, a dog spa, and a dog run.

Witkoff and Apollo Global Management are also responsible for developing the nearby 555 Fulton Street on the western edge of the block, along with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Bjarke Ingels Group. This smaller plot is bound by Fulton Street, DeKalb Avenue, and Bond Street and will be home to a one-story commercial retail building, marketed by GoodSpaceNYC. The structure will be wrapped in glass and contain 7,902 square feet of ground-floor space and 6,459 square feet in the cellar level. The following rendering below shows a rooftop terrace with an outdoor bar, as well as the back side of 589 Fulton Street in the background.

555 Fulton Street. Rendering by NQS Creative

The Brook is anticipated to be finished by the end of 2024.

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8 Comments on "Excavation Underway for The Brook at 589 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. This is not a bad design. I think it looks pretty cool, especially for the area.

  2. With the Duane Reade closed, I wonder if we’ll see this plan revised to include the rest of the site.

  3. David : Sent From Heaven. | June 22, 2022 at 9:22 am | Reply

    Just saw the construction preparation, I was also excited about the skyscraper that was to come. And the dark grid on top is a must to look up, because it stands out: Thanks to Michael Young.

  4. here we go again, 30 percent out of 591 units, albeit 30 percent for middle income, like all these luxury buildings 30 percent mean MIDDLE income

    • Ross from Nowhere | June 23, 2022 at 1:04 pm | Reply

      Well maybe moving “MIDDLE” income tenants into this space will free up the spaces they were in and then those space can be filled by “LOW” income families????!!!????

      • maybe if these buildings had 50/50 units LOW and MIDDLE income, we all pay taxes keep segregation out of newyork!!!

  5. That aerial rendering perspective is soo wonky. Almost half the size of Brooklyn Tower and they look the same height in that image. Nice try.

  6. I remember when my neighborhood was lovely. It is becoming over populated with so many transplants. My hopes are that our new neighbors are respectful and kind to their new neighbors and surroundings.

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