30 Washington Street is almost finished with construction and already renting units! Two Trees Project Executive (and Hot Seat interviwee) Sam Charney gave us a tour of the building, which has been under construction for about a year now. He previously worked on 25 Washington, the successful Dumbo rental right across the street. He designed a rooftop addition here similar to the one at 25 Washington, essentially built as a giant table over the existing building. Now there are seven floors of rental units, and we toured one-bedrooms in various states of construction. Two Trees expects occupancy as early as June 15. Many of the units retain elements of the warehouse building, like exposed beams and pieces of an old elevator shaft. Eleven of the units come with outdoor space. Although marketing hasn’t officially begun, showings have started and people are snatching up units. Rental prices will be similar to those at 25 Washington, where one-bedrooms started at $2,400 a month. One interesting fact about the building: After Sandy hit, the basement was totally flooded, which destroyed a lot of construction materials. So the team decided to move the mechanicals to the first floor, even though they had to remove some rental units to make way for the mechanicals. Click through to see tons of interior shots of the units, the under-construction gym and the rooftop. And here’s what the building looked like one year ago!
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The electrical room, water pump (pictured), and telecom room were moved out of the basement and to the first floor, in anticipation of any more flooding like Sandy. Sandy flooded the building’s basement and ruined a lot of the building materials.