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News - 06.19.18

OHNY Making Place: Downtown Brooklyn Tours

With a new wave of development reshaping Downtown Brooklyn, Open House New York’s (OHNY) Downtown Brooklyn Tour will take people behind the scenes of more than a dozen buildings and sites, including Dattner Architects’ Hub and Caesura!

Currently the tallest building in Brooklyn, Hub is a new 55-story skyscraper at the nexus of Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Park Slope, and Downtown Brooklyn. The building comprises a soaring residential tower with 750 apartments, 150 of which are affordable units. Conceived as an extension of your home, Hub’s 40,000 square feet of amenities foster a social lifestyle where residents can relax, eat, work, socialize, and play.

Woven into the vibrant Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District, Caesura is a 12-story mixed-use building, whose design responds in scale and materiality to the historic Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House across the street, while playing off the much taller, glassier high-rise buildings on surrounding sites. Anchoring a key corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place – just across from the BAM Opera House – Caesura provides a mix of 123 affordable and market-rate apartments and will be home to the Center for Fiction and rehearsal studios for the Mark Morris Dance Center.

To kick off the day, visitors are invited to join a panel discussion, Making Place: Downtown Brooklyn, at 10:30 AM describing the past and future of the neighborhood. Following the panel, architects, designers, and developers will offer tours of the area’s newest buildings as well as longtime institutions that have helped to shape this important neighborhood. The day will end with a closing reception and happy hour at BKLYN STUDIOS at City Point, from 4:00PM-6PM

10:30AM Discussion will feature the following panelists:

  • Zev Greenfield, Executive Director, ISSUE Project Room
  • Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
  • Timothy Quinlan, Principal, Quinlan Development
  • Gustavo Rodriguez, Design Director, FXCollaborative
  • Paul Travis, Founder and Managing Partner, Washington Square Partners

12:00PM-4PM, Participating Sites & Tours:

  • 300 Ashland
  • The Ashland
  • Bade Stageberg Cox Architecture
  • Bernheimer Architecture
  • BRIC
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Brooklyn Point Sales + Design Gallery
  • Brooklyn Strand Action Plan
  • Caesura
  • City Point/7 Dekalb
  • Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn/9 DeKalb
  • Hub
  • ISSUE Project Room
  • New York Transit Museum
  • Polonsky Shakespeare Center
  • The Schermerhorn
  • State Street Townhouses
  • Think! Architecture
  • UrbanGlass
  • W Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Dattner Architects, Hub & Caesura, Open House New York, Downtown Brooklyn, NY

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