The Apple Store at 300 Ashland Place in Fort Greene will have its official grand opening Saturday, December 2.
Music, food and undulating strings of balloons marked the grand opening of a public plaza in Fort Greene on Wednesday.
Now that the building's unique metal cladding is almost fully installed, it's time to take a closer look at how the design is looking in the real world.
Construction has topped out at Two Trees’s 286 Ashland Place tower in Fort Greene — aka the BAM South tower — one of the most interesting designs being built in Brooklyn today.
You can actually start to make out the traces of its uniquely faceted facade.
Northwest corner of the site from the intersection of Lafayette and Flatbush Avenues
Facade installation is underway and superstructure has surpassed the two-thirds mark at Two Trees Management’s long-awaited 286 Ashland Place in Fort Greene, also known as the BAM South tower.
After nearly 13 years of planning, one of Brooklyn’s most interesting new towers is finally on the rise. Construction is now up to the third floor at Fort Greene’s 286 Ashland Place, better known as BAM South, where developer Two Trees and architect Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos are creating a mix of cultural programming, affordable housing, market rate apartments, and landscaped public outdoor space.
In 2008, Two Trees replaced a previous developer and plans for a seven-story building, as readers will recall. The 32-story mixed-use development will bring 384 apartments, 21,000-square-feet of retail, and 45,000 square feet of cultural space. Of the apartments, 77 will be affordable.
A branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will occupy a space at the podium. There will also be elevated public plazas, echoing elements of the previous design from 2002.
Excavation is well underway at the BAM South site on the corner of Flatbush and Lafayette Avenues, where Two Trees is building a 31-story apartment tower. The wedge-shaped lot at 286 Ashland Place will eventually house a 364-foot tall building with 384 apartments, 83 enclosed parking spots, ground floor commercial space and about 45,000 square feet of cultural and community space.
Ismael Levya Architects and Ten Arquitectos are designing the project, which will have 77 affordable units. A Brooklyn Public Library branch will take the community space, and there will be a large public courtyard along Lafayette and Flatbush Avenues. Signs on the construction fence predict the project will finish by August 2016. Click through to see the construction fence rendering by Ten Arquitectos.
New York YIMBY uncovered new renderings for Two Trees’ planned skyscraper at 286 Ashland Place, also known as the BAM South site, by landscape architects Grain Collective. The renderings of the landscaping show a new view of the 32-story tower as well as details of the outdoor and cultural space. The public courtyard features a stepped sitting area and raised platform.