AvalonBay

Architecture, condos, New Developments, Sheepshead Bay

As 6sqft noted just over a year ago when the project was first revealed, a 331-foot tower isn’t even news in Manhattan or much of western Brooklyn and Queens, but “in the once-sleepy waterfront community of Sheepshead Bay” it’s quite the headline maker. The 30-story building from Perkins Eastman Architects will, in fact, be the tallest residential building in South Brooklyn. Just last week, developer AvalonBay Communities launched a new website with info on the project’s rental component Avalon Brooklyn Bay, and now, Muss Development, who’s behind the condo portion known as 1 Brooklyn Bay Condominiums, has revealed details on these 56 luxury, high-rise units, as well as a brand new rendering of the glassy behemoth and how it’s set to dwarf its surroundings.

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Architecture, Brooklyn, condos, New Developments, Rentals, Sheepshead Bay

15001 Voorhies Avenue, Sheepshead Bay, Muss Development and AvalonBay, Min W. Suh, Perkins Eastman (3)

In Manhattan, much of Brooklyn, and parts of Queens like Long Island City, a 300-foot tower isn’t even news. But out in the once-sleepy waterfront community of Sheepshead Bay, it’s sure to get people talking.

Last September, it was revealed that a joint venture between Muss Development and AvalonBay would be building a 30-story residential tower at 1501 Voorhies Avenue that would be four times taller than almost anything else in the area. Now, here’s our first look at the large and rather glassy behemoth designed by Perkins Eastman Architects. According to revised building plans, the tower is two stories shorter than initially filed and has a height of 331 feet, 6 inches to the top of its rooftop mechanical bulkhead.

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