Brick and Glass Rising at Mixed-Income Tower Replacing Big Downtown Brooklyn Parking Garage

Looking up at the south facade from Schermerhorn Street.


Last year developer TF Cornerstone demolished the block-size parking garage with shops downtown at 300 Livingston Street, and now the brick and metal facade is climbing the 25-story residential tower that will replace it.

Located close to Boerum Hill and Fort Greene, the 734,000-square-foot project from Handel Architects will add 714 rental units to the quickly growing neighborhood. Twenty percent of them, or 143 apartments, will be set aside as affordable. The project, also known as 33 Bond Street, includes 55,000 square feet of retail at the base of the tower, most likely to be occupied by a gym or grocery store.

33 Bond Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Southwest corner at Bond and Schermerhorn Street

The tower recently topped out, and the facade has reached the lower levels. Precast panels composed of red brick and white metal panels cover the concrete piers of the superstructure, while a glass window wall provides daylight and views for the apartments.

33 Bond Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Window wall installed at the southwest corner

TF Cornerstone paid $70 million for the site in 2013. The Manhattan-based firm develops and manages properties in New York and D.C.

Handel Architects is a large, global firm that does architecture, interiors and planning. Brooklyn projects include the 22-acre development Greenpoint Landing.

33 Bond Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Window wall and brick pier facade at the northwest corner

The five-story parking lot also contained shops and eateries, including Subway, Papa Johns and IHOP, which reopened down the street in 2015.

The new tower at 300 Livingston Street is expected to wrap in late 2017.

33 Bond Street in Downtown Brooklyn

Close-up of the window wall and brick piers of the west facade

33 bond street rendering

Rendering via TF Cornerstone

For more by Field Condition, a photo blog covering new developments across the five boroughs, visit Field Condition.

[Photos by Field Condition]

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