Demolition of 40-story tower at 111 Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn completed


Demolition is complete at 111 Willoughby Street, the site of a 40-story residential tower in downtown Brooklyn. Designed by GF55 Architects and developed by The Michaels Organization, Triangle Equities and Geolo Capital, the 437-foot building will feature 205,000 square feet with 227 rental units, a 20,000-square-foot service center for the parish of St. Boniface, and 1,814 square meters of commercial space. ZDG is the general contractor for the property, located at the intersection of Willoughby Street to the south and Duffield Street to the east.

Photos looking through the construction fence show some leftover brick debris scattered around the rectangular lot, with a small portion of excavation already underway. A temporary set of wooden steps was placed along the sloping site. Meanwhile, the adjacent Oratory Church of St. Boniface is undergoing an exterior restoration with scaffolding around the stained glass windows.

111 Willoughby St. Photo by Michael Young

111 Willoughby St. Photo by Michael Young

111 Willoughby St. Photo by Michael Young

111 Willoughby St. Photo by Michael Young

Renderings show the main elevation of 111 Willoughby Street clad in floor-to-ceiling glass, with staggered horizontal bands of metal breaking up the facade every two stories, creating a meandering pattern. The podium is clad in bronze trim and the mechanical partition at the top is behind a more rigid assembly of metal arranged in a tight grid.

Rendering of 111 Willoughby Street courtesy of The Michaels Organization

The apartments will occupy the sixth to 40th floors, with 69 units dedicated to affordable housing. Condominium amenities include a 24-hour concierge, rooftop lounge and fitness center. The property is conveniently located near three subway stations: the Jay Street-MetroTech station to the west, which serves the A, C, F, and R trains; the Hoyt Street station to the south, serving trains 2 and 3; and the DeKalb Avenue station to the east, serving the B, Q, and R trains.

111 Willoughby Street is scheduled for completion in 2025 and will cost around US$123 million.

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