Construction Kicks off at Apartment Tower on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights

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The site at 153-157 Remsen Street is finally seeing some action, with construction workers buzzing all around the lot where three decrepit buildings were demolished this past year. A rendering for the 19-story residential “Remsen Apartments,” designed by Perkins Eastman affiliate S9 Architecture, was posted nearby along with a projected completion date of December 2016.

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The apartment isn’t nearly as inventive as S9’s futuristic WeLive/WeWork building, speculatively designed for the Navy Yard. Rather, Remsen Apartments is more on par with S9’s normal-looking 234 East 23rd Street building in Manhattan.

153-Remsen-234-East-23rd-Side-By-SideRendering of 153 Remsen, left. Rendering of 234 East 23rd Street in Manhattan, right

The resemblance between the two structures is undeniable. Both feature brick masonry with five large windows across each level and a terraced setback above the 13th floor. Earlier designs for 153 Remsen showed a staggered window configuration.

When it’s finished, 153 Remsen will have 60 apartments as well as shops and a restaurant or bar, as we have reported before.

The building’s developers are Quinlan Development and Lonicera Partners, the same duo responsible for Boerum Hill’s 267 Pacific Street.

Quinlan Files Permits for 19-Story Apartment Tower on Remsen Street [Brownstoner] GMAP
Demo Permit Filed for Decrepit Commercial Building in Brooklyn Heights [Brownstoner]
Renderings by S9

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