Work has been moving along quickly on the glass and brick curtain wall of One Willoughby Square, aka 420 Albee Square, a 495-foot-tall office skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by JEMB Realty, the 34-story reinforced concrete structure topped out last October and has since been rapidly enclosed in its blue-colored envelope. The project is the tallest new office building in Brooklyn and will yield 500,000 square feet of Class A office space. Gilbane Building Company is in charge of construction.
Articles by Michael Young
YIMBY stopped by 540 Fulton Street to check on the progress of the 511-foot-tall skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Façade work appears to have stalled on the topped-out mixed-use tower, which is designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Jenel Management. Located at the corner of Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue, the 43-story project will yield 330,000 square feet, with 239,142 square feet spread across 327 residential units, as well as 71,844 square feet of commercial space and 22,054 square feet of retail on the podium floors. Zebian International Façade Solutions is the manufacturer for the glass and metal curtain wall.
Exterior work is getting close to completion at Extell’s Brooklyn Point, aka 1 City Point, in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the 68-story, 720-foot-tall skyscraper stands topped out as the tallest structure in the borough. The project is also addressed as 138 Willoughby Street and is the third and final phase of the City Point complex, aka 445 Albee Square. Katherine Newman is designing the interior spaces including the 458 units, which range from studios to three-bedroom layouts with pricing from $850,000 to nearly $4 million.
Demolition is now complete at the adjacent sites of 80 Flatbush Avenue and 100 Flatbush Avenue in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. The narrow plot of 80 Flatbush Avenue will eventually give rise to an 840-foot-tall skyscraper while the triangular lot of 100 Flatbush Avenue will be the future home a 482-foot-tall mixed-use building, both part of a multi-structure mixed-use complex from Alloy Development. Architecture Research Office is the designer of the complex, located on a site bound by Flatbush Avenue, State Street, Third Avenue, and a small sliver of Schermerhorn Street.
The 189-foot-tall, 22-story reinforced concrete edifice of 291 Livingston Street appears to have recently topped out. YIMBY last covered the Downtown Brooklyn building several years ago and reported that this will become a 100-key hotel. A rendering on the construction fence depicts a very bold pattern of black and white stripes in an almost Dazzle camouflage-esque configuration on the party walls. Hello Living is the owner of the lot after purchasing the site for $11.1 million, and is developing the project with Aview Equities. Gene Kaufman Architect is the architect of record.