Dattner Architects’ Hub is one of several projects highlighted in a recent article by the New York Post. The current real estate trend finds growing families wanting the amenities and comfort of suburban life, but without the hassle of a long commute, thus resulting in a big demand for “homey buildings in cozy [New York City] neighborhoods.” Bridging that suburban-urban gap is the Hub, a rental property in Downtown Brooklyn, comprising of 750 apartments, 150 of which are affordable units. Fostering a social lifestyle, the Hub’s amenities include a 75-foot indoor lap pool, a fully-equipped gym and yoga studio, children’s playroom, library, and lushly landscaped terrace with a sun deck, grilling cabanas, and indoor/outdoor movie screens.
The mixed-use building also offers ground floor retail on Schermerhorn and Livingston Streets, as well as a sky lounge and terrace on the 53rd floor offering stunning panoramic views of the city. As Downtown Brooklyn’s rapid development brings new sky scrapers to the area, the design of the Hub complements the brick vernacular of Brooklyn neighborhoods, transitioning from brick to window wall as the building rises.