Construction Under Way on 57-Story Tower at DoBro’s City Point

Looking into the construction site from Flatbush Avenue.

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The third tower at City Point is under construction at 138 Willoughby Street. The 57-story building will bring 450 market-rate condo units to Downtown Brooklyn when all is said and done, adding to the skyscraper boom in the area as of late.

The foundation is beginning to go in at the site, two years after the project’s inception. Of the three City Point towers, it will be the tallest and most prominent in the streetscape — as well as one of the tallest in the borough.

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View from Willoughby and Albee

Developed by Extell Development and designed by SCLE Architects, it will rise 692 feet. The building will have a swimming pool, hot tub, bike storage and fifth-floor terrace, along with retail space on the first three floors of the building. It’ll also have 1,587,678 square feet of space, with residential space taking up 1,082,218 square feet, and commercial space occupying the remaining 502,460 square feet.

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A rendering for the building shows a glassy, modern tower with an angled roof standing high above Brooklyn.

Extell, the only other bidder besides Forest City Ratner on what eventually became the Atlantic Yards development, boasts a diverse portfolio bridging residential, commercial, and mixed-use — but exclusively in Manhattan.

Rendering by Extell Development Company

Rendering via Extell Development Company

An international architecture firm, SLCE’s extensive portfolio includes hotels, condominiums, cinemas, and libraries, mostly in Manhattan. Brooklyn projects include Brooklyn Law School’s 239-unit Feil Hall Dormitory.

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Looking towards 138 Willoughby site from Gold and Willoughby

Once completed, City Point will likely bring significantly more foot traffic to the already populous area due its many future residents, shopping options, and foodie destination DeKalb Market Hall. Among the many ongoing developments in Downtown Brooklyn, City Point stands out as one of the of the highest profile, both literally and in the media.

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View from Albee and Willoughby

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Construction fence along Willoughby

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View into site from Albee

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[Photos by Susan De Vries]

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