Excavation Progresses for 34-Story Skyscraper at 15 Hanover Place in Downtown Brooklyn

15 Hanover Place. Rendering courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

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.

15 Hanover Place. Rendering courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

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.

15 Hanover Place. Photo by Michael Young

15 Hanover Place. Photo by Michael Young

15 Hanover Place. Photo by Michael Young

Below is an aerial photograph showing the entire site back in late September.

15 Hanover Place. Photo by Michael Young

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. Designed by INC Architecture & Design

15 Hanover Place has an anticipated completion date of winter 2024.

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12 Comments on "Excavation Progresses for 34-Story Skyscraper at 15 Hanover Place in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | November 30, 2022 at 8:22 am | Reply

    Red metal paneling surrounding a large grid of floor-to-ceiling windows, stands out at this part in the first place to be seen without having to look at. In the bottom of the skyscraper on which it is located, I was impressed by its beautiful of large arches: Thanks to Michael Young.

  2. David in Bushwick | November 30, 2022 at 8:58 am | Reply

    A very solid design. I really like how all the new buildings in Brooklyn have their own unique look. Manhattan and LIC, no so much.

  3. confused in st louis | November 30, 2022 at 10:39 am | Reply

    More high rise districts need a nice refined splash of color like this. (CNA in Chicago)
    Very nice. Arches at ground level are an odd choice. Do they reference other buildings nearby?

  4. Dayam, Brooklyn. You got it goin’ on.

  5. David : Sent From Heaven | November 30, 2022 at 12:18 pm | Reply

    It’s okay.

  6. The red color with the arched base should be quite a treat.

  7. For a more informative experience in reading articles like this, it might be useful to include a handy and easy to read map of the site, it’s immediate context,and its proximity to other developments in the area. This, within the body of the article itself. Of course we could do that by other means, but it would be helpful in many cases for it immediately accessible.

  8. The last two buildings facing Livingston to come down were kind of unfortunate. They had a charming 1920s commercial architecture quality to them, a small grain charm that this building, as nice as it looks, will undoubtedly not have. DT Brooklyn needs to be careful and not invite another Metrotech streetscape to take hold.

  9. The best part of this project…
    it will hide that hideous “mural” of the neighboring building! 🤗

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