New rendering shows 277-foot tower rising next to Williamsburgh Savings Bank

Posted On Mon, April 22, 2019 By

Posted On Mon, April 22, 2019 By In New Developments, Williamsburg

Rendering courtesy of Stonehill Taylor. Bank image via Wikimedia cc.

The 26-story tower rising at 159 Broadway next to South Williamsburg‘s landmarked, domed Williamsburgh Savings Bank is making progress on its way to becoming 21 condos and a hotel. A new rendering courtesy of architectural firm Stonehill Taylor depicts the 277-foot-tall tower on the rise thanks to air rights above the bank, purchased by developer Cornell Realty Management along with the lot adjacent the bank hall.

The rendering shows a glass rectangle topping a tall, narrow concrete base. Stonehill Taylor was behind the interior architecture and design when the First National Bank building in Jersey City was converted into a 258-unit hotel in 2017, so they’ve had experience working with historic bank buildings. The mixed-use project in the still-growing Brooklyn neighborhood is expected to be completed in 2021.

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