Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | Flatbush Ave Corridor (DoBro + BAM + AY):
Demolition is well under way at Forest City Ratner’s 10 Metrotech Center, where the Dekalb side of the building has been reduced to rubble. The 359,000-square-foot building will be replaced by apartments, but no new building permits have been filed. Forest City Ratner has owned 1960s-era property at 625 Fulton Street, a former candy factory, since 1989. Check out more photos after the jump.
by Rebecca 07/10/14 9:00am
This will be a fairly large building: 624,720 square feet could be built if they wanted too.
Old Candy Factory Building at 10 MetroTech Center in Fort Greene Is Completely Gone
Forest City Ratner has finished demolishing the hulking candy factory turned office space at 10 MetroTech Center on Fulton Street in Fort Greene. The developer plans apartments on the large site between Hudson Avenue, Rockwell Place and Dekalb, but no new building permits have been filed yet.
Demolition began last year for the seven-story building, which was built in 1963. At various points in its history, the IRS, Human Resources Administration and the DMV all had office space there. The property at 625 Fulton Street is 62,472 square feet, and a building as large as 624,720 square feet can be built on the lot, according to PropertyShark.
New renders for a 36 floor office building.
Thanks JC. It’s kinda ugly though.
I forgot about this project for awhile. One google search later…
that’s a nice plaza.
huh. seems this bit of news was missed last year. I wonder how tall this will end up if they go residential?
Rabsky Group is expanding its plans for a Downtown Brooklyn skyscraper as big as 770,000 square feet with the recent $68 million purchase of a neighboring property at 633 Fulton Street, sources told The Real Deal.
The purchase allows Rabsky to build a larger ground-up tower, which is expected to contain 150,000 square feet of retail and significant frontage along Fulton Street.
Prior to this acquisition, Rabsky was planning a 36-story, roughly 618,000-square-foot office tower on the site at 625 Fulton Street. But the firm is now considering either residential or office as the tower’s primary use, said Tucker Reed, whose new real estate consultancy Totem is a partner on the project. The combined parcels offer 770,000 square feet as-of-right.
900 apartments (at least 750K+ sf) AND 740K sf of office space AND a school???
I hope it gets built, but this sounds like double the size of what was mentioned for this site before.
That would be as if you put 1 Manhattan West on this site except the top 2/3 of the building being a narrower apartment tower.
I don’t want to hope too much
there’s also the mysterious redevelopment of the Fulton Mall by the coincidentally similarly named Redsky Capital to look forward to.
That should be quite big. They spent a lot of capital putting that assemblage together.
Lots in store for DoBro, as the Manhattanization occurs.
I really hope they build the largest with-action proposal, but there will be push back.
Nearly 2 million sf would make it the largest mixed use building in the city after Time Warner Center (Deutsche Bank) and second tallest after 35 Hudson Yards. This building would have slightly more floor area than 1 Vandy.
Haha. I know a building nearby that wanted to put solar panels on their roof. Not happening my friends.
Didn’t expect it to be almost identical in shape to the massings