Downtown Brooklyn-watches have been ogling 388 Bridge Street's rise since 2010. The wait is almost over, now that the tallest tower in the borougha 53-story, 595-foot skyscraperis set to open in a few weeks. It's divided into market-rate rentals and affordable rentals with condos at the top. Renderings and pricing of the market-rate rentals on floors 7 to 31 were revealed a few weeks ago, and five listings are currently live on StreetEasy, floorplans and all. A studio is $2,372/month, while a 2BR/2BA is going for $5,382.
Plus, the Journal is reporting the condos' initial asks: "from about $730,000 for a smaller one-bedroom with a view to nearly $6 million a four-bedroom penthouse." The 144 condos have yet to hit the market, but interest is reportedly intense. A Halstead broker told the WSJ that there's a list of 420 buyers interested in the units already.
The Journal also toured the rooftop terrace, noting that that the views spanned across "five bridges stretching from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge." There are also new details about the building's top-floor observatory and its exterior illumination, which will mirror Manhattan's blingy upper floors.
The tower at 388 Bridge St. will have an illuminated crown at the top with a residents-only observatory bathed in a changing-color light display, like the other tall buildings across the river. The lights will be powered by two 17-foot-high, curved wind turbines that look like large globes from windows in nearby buildings.
The tower's launch is just part of an oft-talked about wave of new residential construction in Downtown Brooklynincluding the construction of one that will eventually surpass it in height. A new report (warning: PDF) released by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (h/t DNAinfo) says that "[m]ore than 3,300 housing units are currently under construction in Downtown Brooklyn419 of which are affordableand another 9,000 market-rate and 2,900 affordable units are in the planning stages for the neighborhood." Welcome to the club, 388 Bridge.
· Listings: 388 Bridge Street [StreetEasy]
· Brooklyn High Note, for Now [WSJ]
· Rentals In Brooklyn's New Tallest Tower Start At $2,540/Month [Curbed]
· Downtown Brooklyn to See Surge in New Residential Units, Report Says [DNAinfo]
· All 388 Bridge Street coverage [Curbed]