Back in June of 2014, YIMBY reported on new building applications filed by JDS Development for a tower coming to 340 Flatbush Avenue Ext., on the southeastern edge of Downtown Brooklyn. Now, we have the first rendering and actual details for the SHoP-designed tower, which will rise 1,000 feet tall, claiming the title of New York City’s tallest building outside of Manhattan, and giving Brooklyn its first legitimate supertall skyscraper.
Yesterday, we checked in on Two Trees’ new tower at 286 Ashland Place, where construction is making rapid headway. Work seems to be moving at a similar place at 333 Schermerhorn Street, just a few blocks away, where Douglas Steiner’s 53-story project dubbed “The Hub” is now roughly two-thirds of the way to its pinnacle, per the latest from Tectonic.
While the Downtown Brooklyn construction boom’s biggest impact will be the addition of residential space, its effects on the streetscape are also going to be significant, and few projects will be more significant to the pedestrian experience than 286 Ashland Place. The building, which is being designed by TEN Arquitectos and developed by Two Trees, will soon stand 32 stories tall, but its significant presence at the street level is already becoming apparent, per the latest photos from Tectonic.
YIMBY previously posted renderings of a tentative redesign and redevelopment set for the Macy’s store in Downtown Brooklyn, and now we have another submission from the project’s competition, though evidently this creation was not selected. The design comes from Leeser Architecture and would have featured two residential towers in addition to new and revamped retail space.
Late last month, YIMBY reported on the first permits for a new residential tower coming to 88 Schermerhorn Street, between Court Street and Boerum Place, in Downtown Brooklyn. Now, we have the reveal for the project, which is being designed by Think Architecture and Design.