Downtown Brooklyn

141 Willoughby Street’s Curtain Wall Nears Completion in Downtown Brooklyn

Curtain wall installation is wrapping up on 141 Willoughby Street, a 24-story commercial building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger with SLCE as the executive architect and developed by Savanna Real Estate, the 400,000-square-foot structure will yield a mix of Class A offices and lower-level retail space, and is engineered to achieve LEED certification. Gilbane Building Company and Savcon are the general contractors, Thornton Tomasetti is the structural engineer, and AKF Group LLC is the MEP engineer of the property, which rises from a trapezoidal plot bound by Willoughby Street to the south, Gold Street to the west, and Flatbush Avenue Extension to the east.

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Excavation Underway for The Brook at 589 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Excavation has begun for The Brook, a 51-story residential skyscraper at 589 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Witkoff and Apollo Global Management, the 600-foot-tall structure will yield 597,824 square feet and 591 units, with 30 percent reserved for affordable housing, as well as 30,000 square feet of retail space and a 12,000-square-foot cellar. Homes will feature interior design by Bonetti Kozerski and come in studio to two-bedroom layouts. Suffolk Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by DeKalb Avenue to the north, Flatbush Avenue Extension diagonally to the east, Fulton Street to the south, and Bond Street to the west.

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Brooklyn Tower’s Crown Cladding Underway at 9 DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn

The stainless steel, aluminum, and glass façade is beginning to cover the crown of the Brooklyn Tower, a 93-story residential supertall at 9 DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, the 1,066-foot-tall structure stands as the tallest building in the outer boroughs and will yield 550 residential units, with 150 for purchase, as well as a 100,000-square-foot retail podium that incorporates the landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn. Thirty percent of rentals will be designated for affordable housing, and homes for purchase will start over 500 feet above street level. Douglas Elliman is serving as the exclusive marketing, sales, and leasing agent for the property, which is bound by Flatbush Avenue Extension to the northeast, Fleet Street to the northwest, DeKalb Avenue to the south, and the adjoining Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn to the west.

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Alloy Block’s 100 Flatbush Avenue Begins Ascent in Downtown Brooklyn

Construction is now rising on 100 Flatbush Avenue, a 44-story residential building in the Alloy Block multi-tower complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed and developed by Alloy Development, the 482-foot-tall structure will yield 441 units, with 45 reserved for affordable housing. The project was initially slated to feature 100,000 square feet of office space, but this has been scrapped in favor of 184 additional apartments. Urban Atelier Group is the contractor for the property, which is located on a trapezoidal plot bound by Flatbush Avenue to the northeast, State Street to the southwest, and Third Avenue to the northwest.

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The Willoughby Celebrates Grand Opening at 196 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn

YIMBY attended the ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of The Willoughby, a 34-story mixed-use tower at 196 Willoughby Street on Long Island University‘s Downtown Brooklyn campus. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by RXR Realty, the 445-foot-tall structure yields 476 residential units ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, as well as new academic and office spaces, an adjacent athletic field to the east, and parking for 564 vehicles directly below. Hunter Roberts Construction Group served as the general contractor for the Brooklyn project, which is bound by Willoughby Street to the north, Ashland Place to the east, DeKalb Avenue to the south, and Flatbush Avenue Extension to the west. The building dedicates 30 percent of units as rent stabilized apartments for middle-income households.

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