Currently the tallest skyscraper in Tribeca is 56 Leonard Street, designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Its cantilevered balconies have created a distinctive and new architectural icon for Lower Manhattan. With the building complete, residents get to enjoy uninterrupted views of the Financial District to the south and the Midtown skyline to the north. But while most eyes are looking up at the Jenga-esque structure, something just as exciting was recently spotted down at street level.
New permit applications from developer Oleg Krasnitsky are expected to facilitate the construction of a nine-story residential building at 733 Ocean Parkway. Located in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the new structure will comprise 23,091 square feet including 30 apartment units.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story apartment building at 1901 Ocean Avenue in Midwood, Brooklyn. Located between Avenue N and Avenue O, the interior lot is four city blocks east of the Avenue M subway station, serviced by the Q train. Joshua Markovics of Royal Builders is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The existing four-story building at 200 Montague Street, aka 192 Montague Street, will make way for a new 20-story Beyer Blinder Belle-designed structure. The 10,000-square foot site sits directly adjacent to 75 Livingston Street, aka 16 Court Street. Because the project is among the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District in Brooklyn Heights, plans for the new development will have to be approved by the Landmark Preservation Commission. The scheduled review date is set for March 5, 2019. James M. Patterson of Ancora Engineering is listed as the applicant of record.