A five-story prewar walk-up in Downtown Brooklyn is being replaced by a building that is very much not a five-story prewar walk-up. The new 88 Schermerhorn Street will be a slender, glass-faced 27-story condo tower, for which New York YIMBY has the first rendering, created by Think Architecture and Design. The building will be just 33 feet wide, and 22 of the 23 condos will occupy a full floor, but the penthouse will have two floors and a private terrace.
At 27 stories and 280 feet, the building will certainly tower over its neighbors, but it won't be noticeable in the ever-growing Downtown Brooklyn skyline. The new structure, developed by Second Development Services, will only replace one apartment building, but the rendering wipes out no. 88, as well as the neighbors, no. 86 and no. 82, even though those properties will remain.
Permits for the new building have yet to be approved by the Department of Buildings, but the old building is already being demolished.