There was a time, years and years ago, when it seemed like the Atlantic Yards megaproject would never be fully realized—or, heck, even partially realized. But a decade after the master plan for the site was first approved, things are progressing steadily at the site, which has since been rechristened Pacific Park Brooklyn.
It was just two months ago that 461 Dean Street, the modular building designed by SHoP, topped out (the first structure at the site to do so besides the Barclays Center). And today, that site’s neighbor, 38 Sixth Avenue, followed suit: the SHoP-designed building had its official topping-out ceremony, reaching its full height of 23 stories. Curbed photographer Max Touhey was on the scene today to capture some images of the building, which will also have ground-floor retail and parking garages.
This building is also unique because it’s one of two within the larger Pacific Park megaproject that’s dedicated solely to affordable apartments. (The other is the COOKFOX-designed 535 Carlton Avenue, which topped out in February.) When 38 Sixth Avenue opens sometime in the next couple of years, it will bring 303 rentals to the complex, all of which will be below market rate for the neighborhood.