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brooklynizer
November 10th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Job application filed for new building.

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?requestid=5&passjobnumber=310229295&passdocnumber=01

Tectonic
November 10th, 2008, 10:10 PM
Seeems like the size was reduced. '16 stories'.

fluffypolly
November 11th, 2008, 12:00 PM
I think that application is only for the mall portion, If you look at the building type on the app it says mercantile and doesnt list any dwellings...compare the height number with the rendering and that seems about right.

bklynite
November 12th, 2008, 11:46 AM
An acadia realty trust earnings call recently had the following to say aobut the project -- mentions delay, not downsizing:

"As I mentioned earlier on the call, the debt markets for construction financing are highly illiquid, especially for loans over $50 million or so. In our pipeline, the one development that clearly falls into this category is City Point in Downtown Brooklyn and even in this case there maybe counterbalancing benefits with potential reductions in cost of construction, offsetting the cost of delay or increased capital costs. In fact, a 5% decline in construction costs should fully offset a one-year delay in the project assuming our current carrying costs.

Furthermore, it's very possible; in fact, it's likely that costs savings could be well in excess of 5%. But this might be offset by increased debt cost or potentially weakening fundamentals, nevertheless given the unique location, the fact that we have Target as our retail anchor and strong interest from other retailers, we wouldn't be surprised that our patience and persistence could be well rewarded in City Point."

http://seekingalpha.com/article/1050...script?page=-1

ASchwarz
November 14th, 2008, 01:21 PM
This is only the first phase.

The second phase contains the residential portion.

BrooklynRider
November 17th, 2008, 12:03 AM
Another Target so close to Atlantic Terminal? Hopefully this will be more upcale than that Targhetto.

Tectonic
November 17th, 2008, 07:15 AM
Nope it will be the same, a Target.

Stroika
November 18th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Target's profits, thank the Lord, are way down this quarter. Keep your fingers crossed, and maybe they'll decide not to build this store and further feed the addiction of Brooklyn's working classes to crappy goods inevitably sourced from China and doing their best to exacerbate the US's massively unsustainable trade deficits.

BrooklynRider
November 19th, 2008, 09:49 AM
I'd have to agree with you on that. Brooklyn is in dire need of upscale shopping and a central shopping district with the apeal of any number of Avenues n Manhattan: Ladies Mile, Fifth Avenue, Broadway (SOHO), 34th Street. Fulton Street does not have diversified retail, although it is an economic engine for the area catering to urban, black shoppers.

When I shop, I go to Manhattan. I'd rather spend my money locally.

JCMAN320
November 19th, 2008, 11:08 AM
All Brooklyn has in any terms of decent retail is Fulton Mall and Atlantic Terminal Mall and Kings Plaza Mall. It's many main comerical drags have seen better days similar to other urban centers in US.

Clarknt67
December 7th, 2008, 01:12 AM
I'd love to agree with you on shopping locally. Recently, however, shopping for a closet organizer I found the same rubbermaid unit for $35 at my local mom and pop, and identical one at Target for $17.

Shoot, I'm liberal, but I'm not stupid.

philvia
December 7th, 2008, 11:26 AM
the target at atlantic is terrible
its always mad crowded and the shelves are always completly empty.

BrooklynLove
December 8th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Target at Queens Center is way worse. But both are benign compared to the Cuck E Cheese at Atlantic Center.

brianac
February 23rd, 2010, 04:11 AM
FG/CH News (http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/category/fgch-news/)

February 19, 2010, 5:24 pm

CB2 Endorses New Fulton St. Shopping Center

By DANIEL DOYLE (http://wirednewyork.com/author/daniel-doyle/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4371236996_124d2ca198_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fort-greene/4371236996/)Daniel Doyle
Architects presented a model of City Point, a proposed shopping center on the Fulton Street Mall.

With the recession chilling new development in the area over the last few months, light agendas and sparse attendance at Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee meetings have been the norm.

But nearly 40 people attended Wednesday’s meeting, many of them involved with City Point (http://www.johnvdinanassociates.com/city-point-at-albee-square.html), a proposed residential, retail and office complex planned for the old Albee Square Mall site. The committee approved the first phase of the project: a four-story retail space with adjacent public grounds roughly a block inside the Fulton Street Mall’s eastern gateway, across Flatbush Avenue from Fort Greene.

Rick Cook, from Cook + Fox Architects (http://www.cookplusfox.com/), along with Paul Travis, the City Point Joint Venture principal, detailed some of the aesthetics for their proposed building, and said their goal is to create an affinity with the nearby building that once housed the Dime Savings Bank.

The proposed building is decisively modern, but the architecture firm has made an attempt to craft a design compatible with its neo-classical neighbor. The old Dime features a dual-shaded stone, giving it a textured look. Cook said the shopping center’s exterior, clad in “polychrome terra cotta with a glazed and honed finish,” will follow suit. The developers hope the planned public space with seating and trees – dubbed Albee Square to memorialize a past site occupant, the Albee Theatre – will welcome pedestrians into the district.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4370487251_2d3524e895_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fort-greene/4370487251/)Daniel Doyle
The CB2 Land Use Committee meeting was unusually crowded Wednesday evening.

The retail plan is just the first part of a much larger project (http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2009/09/15/stimulus-money-for-city-point/) that is slated to include a residential tower and ultimately cover a parcel bounded by Willoughby Street and Flatbush Extension to the north, Fleet Street to the east, DeKalb Avenue to the south, and Gold Street/Albee Square West to the west.

Mr. Travis addressed some fear in the room that the shopping center’s multi-story interior would become a vertical mall, an urban concept that has no shortage of opponents. Every establishment will have its own entrance from street level, he told the crowd.

Federal stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will float $20 million in tax-exempt bonds of the roughly $29 million in investment needed to finance the construction of the shopping center, Mr. Travis said.

Office, residential, and additional retail space will round out the development, amounting to an expected 1.5 million square feet. Until the market recovers enough to attract serious investment for the remaining portion of the site, there are plans to locate shipping containers there. Mr. Travis discussed plans to reimagine the containers’ use, putting markets and workshops inside their cavities. He pointed to other examples of “adaptive reuse” of shipping containers, including the portable exhibit “Puma City.” (http://www.jetsongreen.com/2008/12/lot-ek-puma-cit.html)

Though committee members peppered the pair with questions about the project, there was nearly unanimous endorsement for the proposal as they voted to issue a supporting recommendation to the city Public Design Commission.

New retailers could replace the gaping moonscape that has characterized this lot in the Fulton corridor – a development that some welcome and others might equate with bringing sand to a beach.

What do you think? Given its proximity to the Fulton Street Mall, is retail the best future use for the property? What stores would you like to see open there?

http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/cb2-endorses-new-fulton-st-shopping-center/

Copyright 2009 (http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/help/copyright.html) The New York Times Company (http://www.nytco.com/)

BrooklynRider
February 25th, 2010, 01:02 AM
This is a horrible idea and looks like an equally horrible design. It's simple rebuilding that crap Albee Mall/Galleria. This will be a monument to follie. It does nothing for the Fulton Business District and adds nothing to down town. Absolutely terrible.

Gulcrapek
October 5th, 2011, 10:58 PM
10/05/11

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I thought the facade would be terra cotta, but this doesn't look like terra cotta (maybe it is just with weird panel shapes?) ... maybe it's just a border or something.

http://i.imgur.com/qBSPt.jpg

antinimby
March 22nd, 2012, 12:59 PM
Tower power! Flatbush Avenue's got two more on the way

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/assets/photos/35/12/dtg_citypointtower_2012_03_23_bk01_i.jpg
Photo by Moses Jefferson
FIRST LOOK: This rendering shows the gigantic residential tower, center, plus a shorter skyscraper that
developers are planning for the site of the demolished Albee Square Mall on Flatbush Avenue Extension
between Dekalb Avenue and Willoughby Street Downtown.


By Kate Briquelet
The Brooklyn Paper
March 22, 2012 (http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/35/12/web_citypointtower_2012_03_23_bk.html)

Here it is — Brooklyn’s tallest building!

Developers showed off this rendering of the skyscrapers planned for the former Albee Square Mall — the long-stalled Downtown City Point retail and residential complex on Flatbush Avenue Extension between Willoughby Street and DeKalb Avenue.

The mock-ups, which were presented to Community Board 2 earlier today, showed two gargantuan skyscrapers on Flatbush.

The plan needs the approval of the city before it can move forward.

The two towers — the taller of which could rise to 65 stories or more — would be completed in 2015 and 2016, according to Paul Travis, of Washington Square Partners, which is part of the team of developers behind the plan.

City Point’s first building at Albee Square — the City Point mall — is almost complete and slated to open in June with 50,000 square feet of retail.

©2012 Community Newspaper Group

BrooklynLove
March 24th, 2012, 12:26 PM
yeah baby. this tower is going to be so hugely transformational for what is somewhat a gateway intersection into downtown brooklyn from flatbush.

ZippyTheChimp
March 27th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Finally a (maybe) good looking skyline building in Brooklyn.

Should draw attention away from the Lawrence St hulk.

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A much better companion to The Dime than that awful Albee Square Mall. Always hated that dump, especially since they demolished the RKO Albee Theater just to build it.

RKO Albee Theater (http://www.nycago.org/Organs/Bkln/html/RKOAlbeeTheatre.html)

vanshnookenraggen
March 27th, 2012, 11:00 PM
Whoa... that's pretty nice. I was about to say how quick that went up but then I realized I hadn't been to downtown Brooklyn in over a year.

ZippyTheChimp
March 28th, 2012, 10:10 AM
A couple of shots on Livingston St. Williamsburgh and Court-Chambers.

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ZippyTheChimp
April 24th, 2012, 06:28 PM
Unveiled> City Point Phase Two

Cook+Fox designs a pair of towers in Downtown Brooklyn

http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/image/bk_city_point_01.jpg
Two new towers are planned in phase two of City Point (left, center) and a taller third tower (right) is planned in the future.
Courtesy Cook+Fox Architects

With a four-story retail complex ready to open along Brooklyn’s Fulton Street Mall, City Point’s second phase, designed by Cook+Fox with Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture, is ready to move forward. Phase two consists of two residential towers—standing 19 and 30 stories and holding a combined 650 units—sitting atop a 500,000-square-foot retail podium. “The whole project is envisioned conceptually as one project, a big mixed-use transit-oriented development,” said Cook+Fox partner Rick Cook. “This is a perfect spot for a tall building in Brooklyn.”

Cook said the towers’ skins are currently being designed, but each building will have its own identity. “We intend to play off a similar fenestration pattern and skin” of the first phase, Cook said, which could incorporate the same custom-glazed white terra-cotta tiles. Landscaped areas are subtly incorporated into the site and on the rooftops. “We’ve created a series of recesses on the street wall where we could incorporate green spaces,” Cook said. A glass market hall leads through the site to the planned Willoughby Park by Michael Van Valkenburgh. A future third phase calls for an even taller building that Cook said will anchor the corner with a strong sense of verticality.

The new towers will displace the popular shipping-container bazaar, the Dekalb Market, currently in its last year of operation, but Cook said there may be an opportunity to keep a portion of the market operating on the site of the third future tower. “We’re hoping there’s a way to have the Dekalb Market inform the tenancy inside the project, bringing in Brooklyn-centric retailers,” Cook said.

Branden Klayko


http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/bk_city_point_02.jpg
A detail of the streetscape along Flatbush Avenue

http://www.archpaper.com/uploads/bk_city_point_03.jpg
Finishing details are added to City Point's first phase on Albee Square, in front of the phase two site

Copyright © 2003-2011 | The Architect's Newspaper, LLC

Sid
April 25th, 2012, 05:26 PM
The first phase doesn't look like a retail building at all. Can you picture big store signage on those silver walls? I can't.

stache
April 25th, 2012, 07:30 PM
Maybe on the horizontal strip area right above the first floor -

BrooklynLove
April 25th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Doesn't look hugely different from WFC, which has retail on ground floors ...

Sid
April 26th, 2012, 07:22 PM
When I say it doesn't look like a retail building, I mean that it doesn't look like a retail building where all the store entrances are from the exterior. It's my understanding that this will not be a mall-like building with shared interior spaces. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

ZippyTheChimp
April 26th, 2012, 11:26 PM
Signs will be on the horizontal grillwork on the first floor. And in the windows I guess.

I don't know how the interior is configured, but Target will be an anchor tenant.

stache
April 26th, 2012, 11:43 PM
Target? I'm surprised. It's so close to Atlantic Center. :confused:

Sid
April 27th, 2012, 03:14 PM
Signs will be on the horizontal grillwork on the first floor. And in the windows I guess.

I don't know how the interior is configured, but Target will be an anchor tenant.

I don't think Target is part of Phase 1. I know there was that rumour, but the whole Phase is only 50,000 square feet, about half the size of a standard Target. I think Target will be part of Phase 2.

stache
April 27th, 2012, 05:37 PM
I wonder if they'll close the old Target in Atlantic Center.

BrooklynLove
October 24th, 2012, 10:49 PM
Target is old rumor. No longer valid. Century 21 is anchor in building 2, which is now under way. Anchor in building 1 is Armani Exchange.

Tectonic
January 7th, 2013, 01:34 PM
From Brownstoner:

The Latest Look at City Point (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2013/01/the-latest-look-at-city-point/)Categories: Brooklyn (http://www.brownstoner.com/brooklyn/), Commercial Real Estate (http://www.brownstoner.com/commercial-real-estate/),Development (http://www.brownstoner.com/development/), Downtown Brooklyn (http://www.brownstoner.com/downtown-brooklyn/)


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Here’s a rendering of the mixed-use City Point complex (http://citypointbrooklyn.com/) from architects Fox + Cook (http://cookfox.com/project.php?id=City-Point) we haven’t seen before. It clearly shows the middle section of the complex that is being worked on right now, otherwise known as Phase II. This part consists of two tall residential rental towers as well as more retail space, and is built partly on the site of the old Dekalb Market. A 19-story tower will offeraffordable housing (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2013/01/the-latest-look-at-city-point/?stream=true#), while a 30-story tower will be market rate rentals. This phase of the development will also include a permanent Market Hall selling fresh food and showcasing Brooklyn vendors. The entire complex will be built in three phases. Phase I at One Dekalb was completed in the fall. The second phase is expected to wrap in 2015.
Rendering by Cook + Fox (http://cookfox.com/project.php?id=City-Point)

Gulcrapek
January 7th, 2013, 07:20 PM
Kind of reminds me of the Zoofenster in Berlin

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/01/Zoofenster.jpg/445px-Zoofenster.jpg

(photo from wiki page)

stache
January 7th, 2013, 08:30 PM
Yikes but it looks like Zoofenster got hit with the ugly stick!

Stroika
January 13th, 2013, 08:13 AM
Yikes but it looks like Zoofenster got hit with the ugly stick!

Agree. The City Point render is nicer than the Zoofenster. It reminds me more of the MetLife buildings around Madison Sq. Park - which is a pretty damn favorable comparison. Hope they dont cheap out on materials and that this turns out well!

Tectonic
March 20th, 2013, 07:52 PM
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EastMillinocket
March 21st, 2013, 12:50 AM
might be time to remove the "proposed" out of the thread title

stache
March 21st, 2013, 06:02 PM
PM Zippy.

ZippyTheChimp
March 21st, 2013, 06:05 PM
It was done this morning.

stache
March 21st, 2013, 06:06 PM
: )

Gulcrapek
April 9th, 2013, 08:04 PM
4/07/12

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I <3 terra cotta louvers.

vanshnookenraggen
April 9th, 2013, 10:22 PM
I really like how this turned out. I hope the towers are as interesting.

EastMillinocket
June 5th, 2013, 10:03 PM
Curbed
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/06/05/behold_the_giant_hole_where_city_points_phase_2_wi ll_rise.php

Behold, The Giant Hole Where City Point's Phase 2 Will Rise (http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/06/05/behold_the_giant_hole_where_city_points_phase_2_wi ll_rise.php)Wednesday, June 5, 2013, by Jessica Dailey (http://ny.curbed.com/authors/jessica-dailey)

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As part of their monthly City Point update, Brownstoner (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2013/06/city-point-june-edition/) has some pretty awesome aerial views of the City Point site. Phase one, the boxy four-story retail complex (http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/05/10/new_retail_anchor_century_21_speeds_up_city_point_ project.php) at Fulton Street, is open for business, and phase two is underway (http://citypointbrooklyn.com/about/retail/timelineschedule/). Currently, it pretty much just looks like a big dirt pit as the site is still being excavated, but crews are also pouring the foundation along Fleet and Gold Streets and installing underground mechanicals.
http://ny.curbed.com/uploads/Screen-Shot-2013-06-05-at-2.27.02-PM.jpg[This view looks toward the northeast]
Phase two, as you can see from the above diagram, extends between Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street, with Albee Square running along the west side and Fleet Street on the east. It will hold 600,000-square-feet of retail and another 630,000-square-feet of residential. City Point's website says it should be complete by 2015.
http://ny.curbed.com/uploads/city-point-june-2-060513.jpg
http://ny.curbed.com/uploads/city-point-june-4-060513.jpg[This photo shows phase one on the left]
And here's what it will look like when it's done:
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ZippyTheChimp
July 30th, 2013, 11:05 PM
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Tectonic
September 7th, 2013, 07:36 PM
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EastMillinocket
November 6th, 2013, 12:06 PM
New York YIMBY strikes again...

http://newyorkyimby.com/2013/11/city-point-phase-2-construction.html

Tectonic
November 17th, 2013, 08:53 AM
Chugging along...11.14.13
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Tectonic
December 28th, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Tectonic
February 15th, 2014, 12:55 PM
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EastMillinocket
February 27th, 2014, 10:26 AM
New York YIMBY strikes again...

http://newyorkyimby.com/2014/02/city-point-construction-photos-february-2014.html

stache
February 27th, 2014, 11:58 AM
Slightly off topic, the remaining discount/dollar type stores in Downtown Brklyn are closing -

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March 11th, 2014, 09:13 PM
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Tectonic
March 22nd, 2014, 09:52 PM
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April 30th, 2014, 07:41 PM
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stache
June 26th, 2014, 09:59 AM
I'm assuming that bank is landmarked?

EastMillinocket
June 26th, 2014, 10:14 AM
Well, that went up quickly!

Tectonic
June 28th, 2014, 11:49 AM
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stache
June 29th, 2014, 12:19 AM
Hmm that wall is painted like Toren.

Tectonic
June 29th, 2014, 12:06 PM
This has picked up speed recently.

Tectonic
July 9th, 2014, 08:35 PM
CityPoint 07.09.14

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August 1st, 2014, 09:06 PM
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RoldanTTLB
August 2nd, 2014, 12:29 AM
completely intrigued by the switch from steel to concrete. Modern building techniques never cease to amaze.

antinimby
August 2nd, 2014, 01:10 AM
I remember the Bloomberg tower was also the same thing. The lower office floors were steel and the upper residential was concrete.

Tectonic
September 11th, 2014, 01:06 PM
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September 15th, 2014, 08:03 AM
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October 13th, 2014, 12:25 PM
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Nexis4Jersey
October 18th, 2014, 04:52 PM
from yesterday

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Tectonic
November 7th, 2014, 08:11 AM
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Nexis4Jersey
December 12th, 2014, 08:58 PM
From today

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Tectonic
December 13th, 2014, 10:57 AM
A few more from 12.12
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ZippyTheChimp
December 29th, 2014, 06:40 PM
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It sure is mammoth.

Tectonic
December 30th, 2014, 12:49 PM
Excellent photos as usual. Not the best of Cook+Fox but it's not bad. I also wonder how long that block on the left in the second photo would last, a couple of the businesses are already closed.

kz1000ps
January 10th, 2015, 06:31 PM
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January 11th, 2015, 10:05 PM
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ZippyTheChimp
January 14th, 2015, 07:30 AM
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7513/16063023989_134b877b36_b.jpgGeez, I was married in that church. It was a more dominating presence back then.

ZippyTheChimp
January 14th, 2015, 07:43 AM
Albee Square elevation.

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Another tower on the way at 141 Willoughby St (tan building). Developer requesting a variance.
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/12/31/developer_wants_tower_to_be_twice_as_large_as_zoni ng_allows.php#more

The green construction fence on the left is the site of Willoughby Square Park.
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/03/18/see_the_park_coming_to_dobro_complete_with_robot_p arking.php

Tectonic
January 14th, 2015, 08:31 AM
Seems like prep work has also started for phase 3 developed by Extell. Very busy area, I think is under developed given the the transit options. This is where big developments should certainly go.

ZippyTheChimp
January 14th, 2015, 08:53 AM
Downtown and Metrotech and Dumbo have to be better connected. Development on Flatbush Ext and Jay St is important.

JCMAN320
January 14th, 2015, 10:01 AM
I agree Zippy. More development along Flatbush Ave Ext will make it more pedestrian friendly and feel less hostile while walking along.

RoldanTTLB
January 14th, 2015, 11:21 AM
Not for nothing, but I think a little bit of a road diet that dumps at least a lane in either direction would do even more to help. That said, the connections to transportation are stellar, and this whole area deserves to be much denser (as it once was before urban renewal).

TREPYE
January 14th, 2015, 12:48 PM
From Brownstoner:

The Latest Look at City Point (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2013/01/the-latest-look-at-city-point/)

Categories: Brooklyn (http://www.brownstoner.com/brooklyn/), Commercial Real Estate (http://www.brownstoner.com/commercial-real-estate/),Development (http://www.brownstoner.com/development/), Downtown Brooklyn (http://www.brownstoner.com/downtown-brooklyn/)
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Here’s a rendering of the mixed-use City Point complex (http://citypointbrooklyn.com/) from architects Fox + Cook (http://cookfox.com/project.php?id=City-Point) we haven’t seen before. It clearly shows the middle section of the complex that is being worked on right now, otherwise known as Phase II. This part consists of two tall residential rental towers as well as more retail space, and is built partly on the site of the old Dekalb Market. A 19-story tower will offeraffordable housing (http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2013/01/the-latest-look-at-city-point/?stream=true#), while a 30-story tower will be market rate rentals. This phase of the development will also include a permanent Market Hall selling fresh food and showcasing Brooklyn vendors. The entire complex will be built in three phases. Phase I at One Dekalb was completed in the fall. The second phase is expected to wrap in 2015.
Rendering by Cook + Fox (http://cookfox.com/project.php?id=City-Point)



On par with the rest of the awful contemporary architecture this city gets. Its turning into Manhattan alright.....

stache
January 14th, 2015, 11:38 PM
The trains cannot handle this many people.

infoshare
January 15th, 2015, 04:36 PM
I don't care much for this type of Mega Development carving out huge sections of the city to create this homogenous looking suburban-shopping-mall-mini-city-within-a-real-city: why not just smaller individual parcels growing more organically to meet our housing and shopping needs. I am sure this approach to downtown real estate development has any number of justifications and rationals, none of which I am privy to - or understand - but I still think it is an ugly way to build an URBAN environment nontheless.....

Call me cynical, but it looks like greedy land grab developers with inside political connections, doing back room deals: but maybe I am just wrong....LOL

RoldanTTLB
January 15th, 2015, 05:06 PM
For better or worse, smaller sites are more difficult to acquire financing for, and ultimately result in more wasted space than something like this project. It would be nice to see more of it, but construction costs don't allow for things to be built with your own money, so everything needs to be financed, and so small projects are just not particularly feasible. Also, you need more units to get the same number of people living in an area now due to demographic shifts (families won't cram 10 to a 2 br apartment anymore - even 2 people won't frequently occupy a single bedroom anymore).

ZippyTheChimp
January 15th, 2015, 07:43 PM
If Brooklyn had remained a city, this is exactly what would have happened (earlier), just as it did in Manhattan around its mass transit hubs.

I wish some of it was better looking, though.

vanshnookenraggen
January 15th, 2015, 08:03 PM
On par with the rest of the awful contemporary architecture this city gets. Its turning into Manhattan alright.....

Are you kidding? This is one of the nicer projects going up downtown.

stache
January 15th, 2015, 11:11 PM
Yes but what does that say?

vanshnookenraggen
January 16th, 2015, 11:04 AM
This development is actually quite attractive and well designed. What does that say about other developments in the city? They are cheap shit. But look at what's being built at the same level everywhere else. It's a combination of bottom line developers with no taste, a lax city planning department that won't enforce higher standards, and the basic economics of building in a difficult and expensive environment.

And don't think that this is the first time. Look at the historical picture of development. For anything but the upper classes it's always bland shit. Look at the apartment buildings throughout Queens, outer Brooklyn, the Bronx, and upper Manhattan. They are as basic as you can get unless you had a developer looking to get some higher paying tenants and then they mostly threw in some extra decoration. Same with these new boxes going up; the extra money spent is all inside for the people who actually are paying.

You guys on here act as the city is going through a phase of terrible development. Look back and you will see it's always been this way. Holding your city to a higher standard is one thing but shitting on everything because the aren't all perfect is asinine. They can't all be winners.

Tectonic
January 20th, 2015, 02:01 PM
I'm a partial to Cook + Fox. I really like their work. Besides the green architecture, they do simple well, the buildings never look cheap. That's the difference.

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February 12th, 2015, 02:00 AM
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February 17th, 2015, 02:39 AM
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I totally Photoshopped this one together, yup.

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RoldanTTLB
February 19th, 2015, 12:27 PM
Looking good. I remain weirded out by the construction of a city target only a few blocks from an actual target, though.

Tectonic
February 20th, 2015, 02:00 AM
The actual Target is packed daily. They can probably open two.

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March 17th, 2015, 11:05 PM
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Merry
March 21st, 2015, 01:03 AM
City Point Residential Towers Near Completion in DoBro

March 20, 2015, by Jeremiah Budin (http://ny.curbed.com/authors/jeremiah-budin)

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Photos via Field Condition (http://fieldcondition.com/blog/2015/3/19/city-point)

The second phase of the City Point mega-development brings two residential towers, one affordable and one market-rate to Downtown Brooklyn, and those towers, having now topped out, have the finish line in sight with almost completely installed facades. Field Condition headed over recently to shoot the current progress (http://fieldcondition.com/blog/2015/3/19/city-point) of the COOKFOX-designed buildings. The market-rate one (30 stories) has a "unitized terra cotta panel system" on its facade while the affordable tower (19 stories) sports a "unitized metal panel system." Once completed, in addition to the apartments, there will be a substantial retail section with tenants including Century 21, CityTarget, Alamo Drafthouse, a food market, and some small shops.

http://cdn.cstatic.net/gridnailer/500x/http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/550c7030f92ea13dba012826/static1.squarespace-1.jpg (http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/550c7030f92ea13dba012826/static1.squarespace-1.jpg)

City Point Phase Two (http://fieldcondition.com/blog/2015/3/19/city-point) [Field Condition]

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/03/20/city_point_residential_towers_near_completion_in_d obro.php

Tectonic
March 26th, 2015, 10:15 AM
Great job by Cook + Fox here, would like to see more from them in Brooklyn.
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Nexis4Jersey
March 27th, 2015, 01:21 AM
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Downtown Brooklyn Skyline viewed from Flatbush Avenue (https://flic.kr/p/qPBydr) by Nexis4Jersey09 (https://www.flickr.com/people/42178139@N06/), on Flickr

ZippyTheChimp
April 20th, 2015, 09:34 PM
Eventually two more buildings in front of these, and probably two behind.

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Prince St somewhat restored as a covered passageway. A giant maw waiting to scoop up unsuspecting shoppers.

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Tectonic
April 21st, 2015, 12:35 PM
Shame City Point will be blocked from the south, it looks great heading north on Flatbush Ave. I'm pretty sure the 'blocker' will not look as good.

stache
April 21st, 2015, 12:42 PM
I'm not crazy about the strong vertical window lines, and that beige color when viewed in person.

infoshare
April 23rd, 2015, 04:25 PM
Looks quite generic to me: quite artless - but still OK. This building did not need an architect; they could of had any one of the general contractors or engineers draft something up with the latest auto cad software and gotten pretty much the same 'architectural' design results. I don't mind some buildings that look like they have been plucked out of downtown Dallas: they make the perfect foil for the finer archectural designs yet to come in their wake.

RoldanTTLB
April 25th, 2015, 02:43 PM
We're talking about this Dallas, correct?

http://www.oscarmail.net/dfwfreeways/aerial/downtown/10a_sp366_at_i35e_looking_e_2005-05-30_ADJ_4788x3399.jpg

I don't see it. The biggest insult to this building and all the other ones that are built like it (Queenswest perhaps). Is that they look like Vancouver or Seattle. There's not many places building apartment buildings like this and at this clip elsewhere. Even the construction in Chicago is more small scale stuff than towers (not that there aren't towers being built - there are just many more smaller buildings). Even out here in Denver, it's a big deal when a building is even 16 stories. None of the new stuff here really looks like this either, although it's all some twist of postmodern construction. Just saying.

stache
April 25th, 2015, 09:44 PM
...or as much as you can stand...


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RoldanTTLB
April 25th, 2015, 11:42 PM
You just made my day. That was excellent!

Tectonic
April 26th, 2015, 09:32 AM
You guys kill me. They're something very NY, art deco ish, about these City Point towers so far. Looks like thought went into it unlike most of these new residential buildings.

stache
April 26th, 2015, 04:20 PM
Roldan, very long story but I lived in the same building as a western bar and that song was in HEAVY rotation back then.

ZippyTheChimp
April 27th, 2015, 10:07 AM
Shame City Point will be blocked from the south, it looks great heading north on Flatbush Ave. I'm pretty sure the 'blocker' will not look as good.One will be its own phase 3 building, tallest of the group.

Tectonic
April 27th, 2015, 11:04 AM
Yes, I was referring to the JDS building at 340 Flatbush Ave Ext. don't have very high expectations there. Let's see.

kz1000ps
May 3rd, 2015, 01:38 PM
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stache
May 3rd, 2015, 10:41 PM
It's starting to rival the financial district, in its own way.

Tectonic
May 4th, 2015, 08:15 AM
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