Downtown Brooklyn is to Brooklyn what 57th Street is to Manhattan: ground zero for the borough's tallest residential towers. New York YIMBY spotted permits for yet another sky-scraping apartment building in the ever-popular neighborhood. This one, located at 420 Albee Square across the street from City Point, will rise 65 stories and 679 feet, eclipsing both the current tallest tower, 388 Bridge Street, and the soon-to-be tallest tower, Avalon Willoughby West (but then they'll all be topped by the JDS-developed, SHoP-designed 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension). The permits were filed by developer JEMB Realty and architecture firm SLCE. The building will have 620 apartments from floors four to 65, with 10 units per floor, and the lower levels will have retail, with the third floor holding a swimming pool.
· Permits Filed: 65-Story Tower Coming to 420 Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn [NYY]
· Brooklyn's New Tallest Tower, by SHoP, Will Sprout 775 Feet [Curbed]