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    Renderings Revealed for Next Market-Rate Pacific Park Tower

    by Jeremiah Budin



    The next two towers in the Pacific Park (née Atlantic Yards) megaproject are being designed by the architects at COOKFOX, and the first to go up will be the 100 percent affordable 535 Carlton Avenue. (The developers need to build 2,250 units of affordable housing by 2025 or risk a $5 million fine.) The second and slightly larger of the two is the market-rate 550 Vanderbilt Avenue and that building just revealed some new renderings, showing off its COOKFOX-y design. The 17-story tower will contain 275 units, ranging in size from studios to three-bedrooms, contained behind a facade of masonry and precast concrete, representing, in the words of NY YIMBY, "a gradual aesthetic transition towards the more modernist SHoP towers of the western end of the site and in downtown Brooklyn proper." Construction is expected to start by the end of this year, but we'll see about that — so far, developer Forest City Ratner hasn't exactly been great about meeting its own deadlines, but with new partner Greenland Holding Group on board, things are supposed to be speeding up.



    Revealed: 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, 17-Story Pacific Park Brooklyn Condo Tower [NY YIMBY]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/1...park_tower.php

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    I enjoy Cookfox's designs.

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    Look at the clear 'quality difference' in both the design and materials between the "more modernist SHoP towers" and this new building by Cookfox at 550 Vanderbilt Avenue. I really hope to get the opportunity to 'dress' some of those amazing large windows: the precast stone framing is fantastic looking.

    Comment snipped from NY YIMBY - Revealed: 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, 17-Story Pacific Park Brooklyn Condo Tower [NY YIMBY]
    "The façade will be a mix of masonry and precast concrete, for a more traditional look than the Gehry and SHoP designs. It should fit in nicely with the brownstones of Prospect Heights, offering a gradual aesthetic transition towards the more modernist SHoP towers of the western end of the site and in downtown Brooklyn proper."

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    Very good. Hope they design ALL the remaining buildings. Funny thing is Barclays I think is a great design but the towers around it designed by the architect are awful.

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    10.12.14

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    This cheap looking childish design depicted below is by the same architects as the Barkleys center: which brings up the idea of the 'developer' bearing responsibility for 'good design' - not the architect. FOX COOK somehow always manages to do fine architectural design work: they are probably inclined to turn down anything but big budget/ high design projects......

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    11.05.14
    752 Pacific demo

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    ^ A perfectly good building.

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    Exactly. If that same building was in TriBeca or SoHo, they'd preserving it and the LPC would be forcing new buildings around it to blend in with it.

    Meanwhile, just a few miles away, they're tearing it down.

    The bureacracy in this city is a joke.

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    Bloomberg's legacy.

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    It's owners apparently didn't think so.

    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    ^ A perfectly good building.

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    The modular building may start happening again.

    http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/11/...-pacific-park/

    Forest City agrees to buy out Skanska at Pacific Park

    Work on 32-story, 363-unit tower project B2 expected to start up again
    November 18, 2014 01:50PM

    Forest City Ratner signed a deal to buy financial partner Skanska USA Building out of its stake in a closed Brooklyn Navy Yard factory that was producing modular units for the Pacific Park residential development. Now that Forest City has control, the company can advance construction on a 32-story, 363-unit tower project, B2, that has been stalled for three months. Forest City still has to line up a company that manufactures modular units, but workers on the project who had been furloughed may soon return to work. Despite the agreement, Forest City and Skanska are still in a legal dispute over cost overruns. Ratner’s firm has accused Skanska of rendering the project millions over budget. Skanska claimed that Forest City’s flawed design contributed to the problem. [NYDN] — Mark Maurer -



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    Atlantic Yards Developer Not Done Booting People From Homes

    February 3, 2015, by Jessica Dailey


    495, 493, and 491 Dean Street, via AYR

    Last September, the Empire State Development Corporation filed an eminent domain petition to seize seven remaining properties for the Atlantic Yards, now called Pacific Park, megaproject, and at the time, not much was said about what, or who, those properties held. Three of the seven are residential townhouses on Dean Street (nos. 495, 493, and 491), with a few families still living there. The families are currently battling with Greenland Forest City over buyouts and when they have to leave. Atlantic Yards Report (via Brownstoner) attended a hearing about the issue, and reports that the families are being offered $1.5 million. Anyone with the slightest bit of knowledge about Brooklyn real estate knows that this is not nearly enough to buy a comparable home in Prospect Heights—even the ESD knows this, as they are showing the families houses in Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy. Also, let's not forget that the developer paid Daniel Goldstein $3 million to leave his condo that was in the arena's footprint.


    Master plan map of Pacific Park. All of the buildings between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue will be built on the platform.

    The ESD aims to have control of the properties by the end of the month, which means that the remaining families will be evicted if a deal can not be reached. The buildings will be replaced by the 330-unit tower B15. The tower will have a school in its base, and for the school to open by 2018, the ESD needs to completely control the site by the end of February.

    The other four properties are commercial buildings located on the block bound by Flatbush Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Fourth Avenue, and Pacific Street. Current occupants include Modell's and P.C. Richards. This is Site 5 on the map above, and it will eventually hold a 250-foot tower.

    Nearly all condemnees in project footprint have left; state moves toward residential eviction; evidence suggests low-ball home valuation [AYR]
    State to Evict Holdouts in Seven Properties in Atlantic Yards Footprint ['Stoner]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/0...from_homes.php

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    Are they still trying to use the B1 site for a tower? Honestly, the subway entrance is fine by itself.

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