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South facade from Pacific Street

While much of the focus in Brooklyn’s development boom has been on the recently rising towers downtown, many medium-sized projects are cropping up in neighborhoods across the borough. One such project — going up at 465 Pacific Street in Boerum Hill — will feature an unusual brick and metal facade. (more…)

Atlantic Yards Pacific Park Brooklyn's 550 Vanderbilt: Photo 05

Construction is proceeding at a rapid pace at Greenland Forest City Partners’ 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, part of the massive Pacific Park/Atlantic Yards development.

You may have thought the modular tower known as B2 or 461 Dean Street would have already reached its full height by now, since it was the first building to break ground, back in 2012, but in fact that honor goes to the market-rate tower at 550 Vanderbilt.

Designed by COOKFOX Architects, it embraces the company’s principles of biophilia and materials that are tied to neighborhood context. In more simple language, that means large windows will afford ample daylighting and expansive views of Brooklyn and beyond, with flowering planters at the sill. (more…)

Fort Greene Brooklyn's BAM Tower at 286 Ashland: Photos 03

Construction has topped out at Two Trees’s 286 Ashland Place tower in Fort Greene — aka the BAM South tower — one of the most interesting designs being built in Brooklyn today.

You can actually start to make out the traces of its uniquely faceted facade. (more…)

South Williamsburg Brooklyn - Oosten Condos Photos

As the latest residential boom in New York has progressed, the luxury developments have spread from the typical confines of Manhattan into more and more neighborhoods of the outer boroughs. One of the neighborhoods of the moment, Williamsburg, has seen a recent dramatic influx of new construction. Recently Field Condition for Brownstoner was given a tour of one of its largest new developments, the Oosten, at 429 Kent Avenue in South Williamsburg. (more…)

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The building at Site A was up to four stories in mid-November

The big affordable housing complex known as the Henry Apartments on Broadway in Ocean Hill is now very far along, with the first five stories peeking up over the construction fence on the two lots on two sides of Decatur Street.

Workers have been hurrying to finish up the outside of the two complexes before winter sets in, and it looks like they will succeed. They’ve been adding about one story a week on both sites for the past month or so. (more…)

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Remember the crazy rendering, for an apartment building at 785 Dekalb Avenue in Bed Stuy, with a giant slanted porthole in the center, topped by a gold dome? Brownstoner said the mad, mod design resembled a “space-age city hall for sea monkeys,” and a local scrawled “yuppie boxes” on top of the rendering posted on the construction fence.

Now construction is far enough along to see the actual building is actually turning out pretty well. The facade and windows are going in, as a construction update from New York YIMBY shows. (more…)

BAM North Site II

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and other local pols held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday to kick off construction at 15 Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene. The long-in-the-works project is also known as BAM North Site II and the Brooklyn Cultural District Apartments (BCD:A).

The mixed-use, mixed-income building will include both residential units and cultural space. The 109 apartments, 40 percent affordable and 60 percent market rate, will sit atop 21,400 square feet of cultural space, which will house The Center for Fiction and Mark Morris Dance Group, among others.

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