Greenland Forest City Partners’ 17-building mega development, Pacific Park, continues to make progress on its first phase of towers.
First to begin construction in 2013, SHoP Architects' 32-story modular tower at 461 Dean Street has reached the final eight floors. Work resumed on the project in early 2015 after a dispute between the developer, Forest City Ratner Companies, and the construction team, Skanska, led to a work halt in 2014. The tower, located adjacent to the Barclays Center, features a massing of three stacked, rectangular volumes, each with their own facade design. The 363 units are composed of modules built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and delivered on site, ready to stack.
Pacific Park's second affordable housing tower, 535 Carlton, has been rising quickly since its start last year. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the 18-story tower at the corner of Dean Street and Carlton Avenue, will offer 298 affordable units in a predominantly brick structure that seeks to address the neighborhood context. Currently the projects superstructure has reached the 16th floor.
For an exclusive tour of Pacific Park's first market rate tower at 550 Vanderbilt, see my story on Brownstoner. COOKFOX Architects' 17-story, 278-unit tower at the corner of Dean Street and Vanderbilt Avenue has recently topped out and started receiving its brick and limestone facade panels.
Architects: SHoP Architects (461 Dean, 30 6th Avenue), COOKFOX Architects (535 Carlton, 550 Vanderbilt); Landscape Architects: Thomas Balsley Associates; Master Plan: Gehry Partners LLP; Developers: Greenland Forest City Partners (Forest City Ratner Companies, Greenland USA); Program: Mixed Use (Residential, Office, Hotel, Retail, School, Healthcare, Sports Arena, Open Space); Location: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY.