Construction is proceeding at a rapid pace at Greenland Forest City Partners’ 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, part of the massive Pacific Park/Atlantic Yards development.

You may have thought the modular tower known as B2 or 461 Dean Street would have already reached its full height by now, since it was the first building to break ground, back in 2012, but in fact that honor goes to the market-rate tower at 550 Vanderbilt.

Designed by COOKFOX Architects, it embraces the company’s principles of biophilia and materials that are tied to neighborhood context. In more simple language, that means large windows will afford ample daylighting and expansive views of Brooklyn and beyond, with flowering planters at the sill.


Rendering by Marvel Architects via DNAinfo

Architect firm Marvel Architects has released a rendering for Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park’s sixth residential tower and neighborhood school, located at 664 Pacific Street.

The tower looks notably similar to another Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park building, B3 at 38 6th Avenue, despite this being Marvel Architects’ first design within the complex. SHoP Architects’ rendering for 38 6th Avenue shows a similarly boxy, stacked structure.


Forest City Greenland Partners and architect firm Marvel Associates Monday filed an application for a new-building permit to construct the seventh residential tower in the controversial Pacific Park/Atlantic Yards mega-complex. The 26-story, 323-unit building at 37 6th Avenue will house the public school whose location the City Council OK’d last week, as The Real Deal was the first to note.

Previously known as B15, the site is located on the northeast corner of Dean and 6th Avenue across from Barclays Center. It has been serving as a parking lot and staging ground for equipment for construction across the street.