The massive office complex rising at 25 Kent Avenue, in Williamsburg, is now several stories above ground, new construction site photos by Field Condition reveal. Eventually, this building will stand eight stories tall, but right now the structure seems to have reached the fifth floor.
The building, which will span 500,000 square feet when complete, is the first new ground-up office building in the neighborhood in over a decade. Designed by Gensler, along with Hollwich Kushner, the building will have a red brick facade with punched windows on two sides, and a glass curtain wall on the other two sides, according to Field Condition. You can get a peek at the facade in one of the construction photos.
Developed by Rubenstein Partners and Heritage Equity Partners, the project takes up an entire city block bound by Kent and Wythe Avenues and North 13th and North 12th Streets. Aside from office space, the building will also have space for retail and light manufacturing.
Tenants here will also have access to a roof deck, and private balconies on each floor. The project will also bring a new public plaza and several new restaurants to the neighborhood. Construction is expected to wrap by the end of this year.