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Piano Plays Brooklyn With Downtown Tower

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[Rendering courtesy of Artefactory]

To spice up this Tuesday morning, here's a rendering of the Renzo Piano-designed City Tech Tower that Bruce Ratner plans to develop at Jay and Tillary Streets in Downtown Brooklyn. We noticed it on the 110 Livingston Blog, which found it on Wired New York where a poster found it on the Artefactory website. And, here it is. The exact height of the tower is unclear, somewhere between 850 feet and 1,000 feet (with spire), give or take. It will include about 600 units of housing and 300,000 square feet of academic space for the New York City College of Technology, which currently occupies the property. Soil testing and other preliminary work has been going on at the site for a while.

· Renzo Piano's 1,000-foot Downtown Brooklyn Tower [110 Livingston Blog]
· Piano Tower [Wired New York]
· Klitgord's Climax: 1,000 Vertical Feet [Brownstoner]