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Kushner Companies reportedly taps Morris Adjmi for huge Dumbo building

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Their latest collaboration will rise at 85 Jay Street

Nathan Kensinger

Morris Adjmi may be working on what could be his biggest New York City project yet. The Real Deal, citing sources, reports that Kushner Companies, CIM Group, and LIVWRK have selected the architect to design what’s to their newest flagship Brooklyn project in Dumbo: a two-tower residential development at 85 Jay Street.

Details on the plans are scarce—as TRD notes, info has been “kept largely under wraps” since the three developers closed on the site late last year—but the enormous project may feature condos and rental units across its 1.1 million square feet. The trio picked up the site back in December, buying it from the Jehovah’s Witnesses for $345 million.

But if the speculation is true, it wouldn’t be a surprise: Adjmi, who also designed condo projects like 11 North Moore Street in Tribeca and 250 Bowery on the Lower East Side, is no stranger to working with Kushner Companies. The architect collaborated with the firm on projects like 30 Journal Square in Jersey City and the conversion of the Austin Nichols House in Williamsburg, famous for both its controversies and its jam room.

A spokesperson for Adjmi declined to comment on the project to TRD; Curbed reached out to a Kushner Companies spokesperson, who did not respond.