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New Views of Two Trees' Awaited BAM South Tower & Grounds

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New glimpses of the long-anticipated BAM South building and grounds that will eventually grace the triangular-shaped lot bound by Ashland Place, Flatbush Avenue, and Lafayette Avenue have been revealed. YIMBY spotted the renderings, which largely focus on the site's pedestrian areas and reveal just how much the new building will rival nearby Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower. Two Trees' rather large 32-story mixed-use development—designed by Ten Arquitectos' Enrique Norten—will have 384 apartments, 20-percent of which will be affordable, over 21,000-square-feet of retail, and over 45,000-square-feet of cultural space which will include the transplanted Brooklyn Public Library, as part of a rezoning deal struck by public advocate Letitia James. The site's outdoor space will include elevated public plazas and pedestrian walkways in a rather unwalkable section near the Fort Greene/Downtown Brooklyn border. Excavation is underway at the site now, and the building is expected in 2016.

· New Look: BAM South 286 Ashland Place [YIMBY]
· All BAM South coverage [Curbed]