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Two Trees Begins Work on 32-Story BAM South Tower

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The newest addition to the BAM/Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District addition will soon start rising from the ground. Excavation work has begun for Two Tree's 32-story tower on a triangular plot of land bound by Ashland Place, Flatbush Avenue, and Lafayette Avenue. New York YIMBY stopped by the site, and the old parking lot is now a big dirt pit. Designed by Ten Arquitectos, BAM South has been on the books for awhile, but plans didn't move forward until late 2012. It will have 300 apartments, 20 percent of which will be affordable, and there will be 50,000-square-feet of community and cultural space and a 20,000-square-foot public plaza. The organization 651 Arts will have space in the new building, and the Pacific Street Carnegie Library will relocate here as will the Brooklyn Public Library. It's slated to be complete by August 2016.

UPDATE: This story previously reported that the Pacific Street Library would relocate to BAM South, but this is incorrect. The Brooklyn Public Library will have space in BAM South, and as part of the deal struck by Letitia James for the development, the Pacific Street branch will be preserved. Curbed regrets the error.
· Construction Update: 286 Ashland Place [NYY]
· All BAM South coverage [Curbed]