The Brooklyner's reign as Brooklyn's tallest residential building was nice while it lasted. But next year ground will break on two new buildings vying for the Borough's Tallest title. The Journal reviews the contenders: 388 Bridge Street, which just got a much-needed loan and will break ground early in 2012, and Avalon Willoughby West, which expects to begin construction later next year. The 388 Bridge project, at 590 feet, will contain 234 rentals on the lower floors and 144 condos on the upper floors (a format that's all the rage these days). The Avalon project is expected to be?ruh-roh?596 feet tall, with 861 rental units. According to the renderings we've got on file, both towers were designed by SLCE, so it seems the firm's the real winner here.
· Developers Launch Battle of Brooklyn [WSJ]
· 388 Bridge Street coverage [Curbed]
· Avalon Willoughby West coverage [Curbed]