Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn Point’s Façade Reaches 720-Foot Tall Roof Parapet, in Downtown Brooklyn

The 68-story, 720-foot-tall skyscraper Brooklyn Point is on pace for its 2020 debut as work on its façade is wrapping up in Downtown Brooklyn. The Extell development also known as 138 Willoughby Street is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, and is part of the third and final phase of the City Point complex. Closings for the 458 residential units, which range from studios to three-bedroom units, are expected to begin early next year with pricing starting at $850,000. AD 100 designer Katherine Newman is in charge of the interior design.

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YIMBY Tours Office Floors of One Willoughby Square, in Downtown Brooklyn

YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of One Willoughby Square, aka 420 Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn, which is on track to become the tallest new office building in the borough. The 495-foot-tall building, which will contain 500,000 square feet of Class A office space across 34 stories, is being designed by FXCollaborative and developed by JEMB Realty. Gilbane Development Company is in charge of the construction progress.

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540 Fulton Street, designed by Marvel Architects

Marvel Architects’ 540 Fulton Street Making Vertical Progress in Downtown Brooklyn

Construction of 540 Fulton Street is climbing past the first residential floors. The Downtown Brooklyn project site will stand as a 511-foot- tall, 43-story high, mixed-use skyscraper. It is being designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Jenel Management. The building will yield about 330,000 square feet, with 71,844 square feet allocated to commercial space and 22,054 square feet designated for retail on the lower floors. The remaining 239,142 square feet will be occupied by the residential homes.

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Highest Residential Infinity Pool in Western Hemisphere Installed Atop Brooklyn Point, in Downtown Brooklyn

New York-based developer Extell has surpassed another milestone for 138 Willoughby Street, aka Brooklyn Point, in Downtown Brooklyn. Construction workers have now lifted and assembled the steel frame for the highest residential infinity-edge pool in the western hemisphere. The 27-foot-long pool is now in place on the roof deck of the 68-story, 720-foot-tall skyscraper, part of the third and final phase of the City Point complex.

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YIMBY Tours Jeanne Gang’s Topped-Out Skyscraper at 11 Hoyt Street, in Downtown Brooklyn

YIMBY recently went on a tour of Jeanne Gang’s 620-foot-tall, 57-story skyscraper at 11 Hoyt Street, which has topped out in Downtown BrooklynTishman Speyer is the developer of the Studio Gang-designed project that will give a bold and unique focal point to the neighborhood’s rapidly transforming skyline. The wavy, bright glass and precast façade is rising fast and will soon form a curtain wall with a distinctive rippling appearance. Edmund Hollander of Hollander Design is in charge of the landscaping for the outdoor green space above the motor courtyard and podium section. Interiors are being designed by Michaelis Boyd Associates and Hill West is the architect of record.

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