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BAM Cultural District Tower Starts To Rise From the Ground

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At the intersection of Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene, the area around the Brooklyn Academy of Music has sparked a wave of new development. Among the many apartment towers, hotels, and other spaces on the way in the BAM Cultural District is 250 Ashland Place. Photographer Tectonic sent a few construction shots our way, showing that the 52-story apartment building by FXFOWLE is well underway, with a few stories aboveground already. Because it's located on a city-owned site, 282 of the 586 units there will be permanently affordable to low- and middle-income families.

Here's some previously reported background to serve as a reminder about this project:

As with all city projects, 250 Ashland is a joint venture, and the Gotham Organization and DT Salazar are developing it with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the NYC Housing Development Corporation. Units will range from one- to three-bedrooms, and since it's in the cultural district, it will have 8,000 square feet of space for a yet-to-be-named arts group. There will also be more than 10,000 squarefeet of ground floor retail.

Here's what it'll look like when complete: