Excavation is moving along at 15 Hanover Place, the site of a 34-story residential skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by Lonicera Partners, for which Cushman & Wakefield arranged $134 million in construction financing from Santander and City National Bank, the 463-foot-tall structure will span 70,734 square feet and yield 314 apartments with 95 reserved for affordable housing, as well as 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Noble Construction Group is serving as the general contractor for the property, which was formerly addressed as 23 Hanover Place and is located at the corner of Livingston Street and Hanover Place.
Updated renderings show changes to the design since Lonicera took over from the original developer, Aview Equities. The structure has been expanded from its initial iteration, which was planned to stand 29 stories and 463 feet tall, and now features a more conventional massing with red metal paneling surrounding a large grid of floor-to-ceiling windows. The most distinctive design feature is the ground floor and its wide arches, above which sits a landscaped terrace. Two additional terraces on the upper levels are lined with glass railings.
Large portions of the reinforced concrete foundation walls have already been formed as excavators continue to dig deeper below street level. Piling machines are at work driving rows of pilings across the property, and an outline of formwork is visible for the perimeter columns around the edges of foundation walls. Based on the pace of progress, construction could begin to rise above street level in early 2023.
Below is an aerial photograph showing the entire site back in late September.
The rendering below is posted on site. Japanese retail brand Muji’s branding is visible on the western corner in the rendering, but has not been confirmed as the retail tenant.
15 Hanover Place has an anticipated completion date of winter 2024.