Studio Gang’s precast concrete firehouse and training center for Brooklyn Rescue Company 2 has topped out just over one year after construction kicked off on the site on the border of Crown Heights and Brownsville. Brownstoner visited the development at 1815 Sterling Place near Eastern Parkway to snap a few pictures of the active construction site.
The building is largely in place, but is awaiting the red glazed tile that will frame its windows and openings.
The 21,000-square-foot facility is designed in such a way that firefighters here will be able to enact rescue scenarios, particularly in taller buildings where they have to deal with balconies, stairs and ladders. The building’s also designed to be energy efficient with a green roof and a geothermal system located 500 feet below ground. The latter will help regulate the temperature inside the building.
The building’s being constructed through the city’s Department of Design and Construction at a cost of $32 million. It’s expected to be complete in the summer of 2018.