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