Mixed-Use Tower in Brooklyn Heights Designed by Marvel Architects Tops Out

The Montague Street facade

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A mixed-use tower on the edge of Brooklyn Heights, named The Pierrepont and landing just outside the historic district, has finally topped out.

Designed by Marvel Architects, the 20-story building at 146 Pierrepont Street spans the block between Pierrepont and Montague, situated between Cadman Plaza West and Clinton Street. According to building records, there will be 88 rental apartments and commercial space on the ground floor facing both Pierrepont and Montague.

According to the architect’s website, 20 percent of the units in the building will be affordable.

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The view from Court and Montague streets

During a recent visit, scaffolding was still covering much of the building. On the Pierrepont side, building wrap and brick facade is going up. The shape of the building, which has a smaller tower emerging from a larger base, can be easily viewed from the street.

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Renderings via Marvel Architects

The design of the building is symmetrical and boxy, with contrasting darker colored brick on the lower floors.

The owner is Jonathan Rose Companies, who purchased three buildings that have since been demolished to make way for the tower: 146 Pierrepont in 2015 for $5.75 million, 181 Montague the same year for $36.5 million, and 181 Montague in 2016 for $9.6 million.

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The Pierrepont Street facade

Marvel Architects is prolific in the area. The firm designed the Pierhouse and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn Public Library’s New Cadman Plaza branch at 280 Camden Plaza West. Elsewhere in Brooklyn, they were behind the design for St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo, Building 77 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the redevelopment of the Bedford-Union Armory at 1579 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights.

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The Pierrepont Street facade


Rumors once persisted that the developer was building a hotel. In August 2015, a court summons was issued because of a “peeping drone” that was spotted taking pictures of the development site, allegedly violating FAA regulations.

[Photos by Susan De Vries]

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