The Landmarks Preservation Commission, on Tuesday, issued a decision that paves the way for construction of Brooklyn’s new tallest tower, which will be located at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension, on the same block as Junior’s.
Another piece of the puzzle that is the Howard Hughes Corporation’s plan to revitalize the South Street Seaport is one step closer to fitting into place. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the relocation of the Tin Building.
Back in September, we told you about a competition to conceive a redesign of the MetLife Building. Earlier this week, the six finalists of the “Reimagine a New York City Icon” competition were announced. The competition, sponsored by Metals in Construction magazine and the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York, isn’t part of any actual process in the works to modify the Midtown office tower, but are fascinating ideas of what could be. Perhaps these ideas will be put into use at other buildings.
Last month, YIMBY reported on applications for JDS Development and Chetrit Group’s planned 73-story, 1,066-foot-tall residential tower at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension, in Downtown Brooklyn, and now the New York Times has new details on the project, as well as an updated rendering. The tower portion would be connected to the Dime Savings Bank building at 9 DeKalb Avenue, an individual landmark, and would require the demolition of part of the structure. That means the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve alterations to the bank building. The first hearing is scheduled for March 15. The interior of the 97,000-square-foot bank building, which is also an interior landmark, is expected to be transformed into retail space.
In May of 2015, excavation work kicked off at 325 Kent Avenue on the first building in Two Trees Management Company’s Domino Sugar Refinery mega-development, in western Williamsburg. Excavation has since wrapped up and foundation work is well underway, as seen in photos courtesy of Tectonic. A 16-story, 401,246-square-foot mixed-use building is being built and will include a total of 522 residential units, 105 of which will be rented at below market-rates through the affordable housing lottery. The apartments will average 712 square feet apiece. Additionally, there will be 9,378 square feet of retail space broken up into multiple spaces on the ground and second floors. SHoP Architects is the design architect and completion is expected in 2017.