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Plans Revealed For 600-Foot Downtown Brooklyn Office Tower

In a move that's nearly unprecedented these days, a residential tower slated to rise in Downtown Brooklyn will instead give way to office space. The tower to come at 420 Albee Square, a site bound by Gold and Duffield streets and Willoughby and Fulton streets, was announced on Monday by NYCEDC Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen with JEMB Realty. According to the Brooklyn Eagle (and a few other sources), the tower will rise 40 stories and 600 feet, making it the second tallest building in the borough only behind the 1,000-foot residential tower that developer JDS is plotting just a few blocks away. The tower will bring 400,000 square feet of office space to the area, nd will be accompanied by commercial space, parking, and green space.
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They can add up some height to it and then it will be a really something worthy of a place. Overall the design is pretty good, but we need details to have more opinions about how good it will be.
 

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coming with a school and now known as One Willoughby Square. KPF was ditched so expect a new design.

Anticipated Downtown Brooklyn office building advances with six-story school in tow

What we do know so far is that JEMB plans to build an office building with 380,000 square feet of commercial space, retail on the ground floor, and a 300-seat school. This school will take up the first six floors of the building, and have a separate entrance on Albee Square West.

“We’re bringing long-awaited office space and a school to Downtown Brooklyn, complementing the swell of City investment and new development the neighborhood is seeing,” James Patchett, the president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the agency that sold the property to JEMB, said in a statement.
JEMB will combine an adjacent 18,000-square-foot property with the one at 420 Albee Square to create what it’s calling One Willoughby Square. Previously Kohn Pedersen Fox was attached to design the building, but they’re no longer on this project, and a new architect has yet to be revealed.
 

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