Brooklyn’s Tallest Building Tops Out
The tallest building in Downtown Brooklyn recently made its official debut. Developer, The Clarett Group of New York City topped out construction on The Brooklyner located at 111 Lawrence Street.
“The Brooklyner brings new, design-forward rental apartments to one of the borough’s most booming and connected neighborhoods,” said Veronica W. Hackett, Managing Partner of The Clarett Group. “As the tallest building in Brooklyn, the tower presents unrivaled views of the East and Hudson Rivers, the New York Harbor, Brooklyn and the Manhattan skyline. The views include almost every iconic image and landmark for which New York City is famous.”
The 51-story tower soars over 500 ft in Downtown Brooklyn and is constructed of cast-in-place concrete consisting of a combination of window wall and metal panels on the eastern and western facades. The design of The Brooklyner contains varying shades of earth tones and patterns reflective Brooklyn’s historic brownstone homes and architectural elements found in the nearby neighborhood.
“The architecture is intended to weave the urban fabric into the facade, transforming the building into a structure that is distinctly modern, attractively innovative and authentically Brooklyn,” said Randy Gerner, AIA, Principal of GKV Architects and lead architect on the development.
The Brooklyner will feature 491 modern rental apartments consisting of loft-style, one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes and will offer residents 24-hour concierge service and a complete fitness and lifestyle amenities package. Occupancy is anticipated for late 2009/early 2010.