Articles by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point Nears Topping-Out As Brooklyn’s Tallest Skyscraper Atop Flatbush Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn

The valley of tall skyscrapers that line both sides of Flatbush Avenue greets motorists arriving into Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn Point is among the tallest of the buildings that are currently under construction along this major vehicular artery. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, with SLCE Architects serving as the architect of record, the tower is being developed by Extell while the interiors of the upcoming 720-foot tall skyscraper are being designed by Katherine Newman. The private outdoor landscaping is being created by MNLA, and the overall design is by Kohn Pedersen Fox.

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Exterior Curtain Wall of The Wheeler Progresses at 181 Livingston Street, in Downtown Brooklyn

Located at 181 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn, progress continues for The Wheeler. The entire project will merge a 19th century and an Art Deco building with a new 14-story glass tower, designed by Perkins Eastman and Shimoda Design Group. The new wing will rise 256 feet tall, and yield 843,830 square feet of new commercial space, while the original Macy’s will occupy the lower four floors. Offices will take up the remaining 90,000 square feet, featuring 16-foot tall ceiling heights. Tishman Speyer is the developer.

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Renderings Revealed as 192 Eighth Avenue Tops Out In Chelsea

One of the latest additions to Chelsea is 192 Eighth Avenue, standing between West 19th Street and West 20th Street. The upcoming mixed-use commercial and residential building is now topped-out six stories above Eighth Avenue. It will soon bring five residential units above the ground floor. The building will come with nearly 10,400 square feet of space ,and is being developed by Dennis Druzhinsky with Versatile Engineering serving as the architect of record.

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9 DeKalb Avenue

Foundation Work Making Steady Progress for Brooklyn’s First Supertall at 9 Dekalb Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn

As seen through the green construction netting on-site, large hollow steel pilings are now sitting in the cold weather waiting to be driven into the ground by two piling machines at 9 DeKalb Avenue. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development and the Chetrit Group, excavation and foundation work for the 1,066-foot-tall supertall is making steady headway in Downtown Brooklyn.

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70-74 Gansevoort Street Begins to Rise Above The Meatpacking District

Recent photos of 70-74 Gansevoort Street show the commercial development beginning its vertical ascent over the Meatpacking District. Located along Gansevoort Street, this is one of several buildings among the Gansevoort Street redevelopment project that spans the length between Washington Street and Greenwich Street. Set to stand roughly 112 feet tall, it is being designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Aurora Capital and William Gottlieb Real Estate.

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