Three Downtown Buildings Demolished for Skyscraper With Colorful Lights at Night

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    Three buildings in Downtown Brooklyn, at 8-16 Nevins Street, are being knocked down to make way for a new 28-story tower. The demolition is quite far along, as is apparent from these photos taken on Tuesday. The developer, Bushburg Properties, plans to build a 124,287-square-foot building on the site with 149 apartments as well as some affordable units.

    One of the buildings, 16 Nevins Street, a Building of the Day in 2010, gained its whimsical mock Tudor look in the 1920 and housed a restaurant called Joe’s, once a favorite haunt of local civic leaders and politicians.

    The new 318 foot-tall tower will be topped by a mesh-clad metal bulkhead that will light up with colored LEDs at night. The building, which was designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group, will also have 6,440 square feet of ground floor retail.

    Click through for more photos of the demolition and for a rendering of the planned tower.

    Demolition Planned for Three Downtown Brooklyn Storefronts [Brownstoner]
    Building of the Day: 16 Nevins Street [Brownstoner]

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    Rendering above by Stephen B Jacobs Group.

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    Photo above of 16 Nevins Street before demolition by PropertyShark.

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    Photo above of the three properties before demolition by Google Maps.

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