NEW YORK | The Azure (436 Albee Square) | 310 FT | 28 FLOORS


Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | Flatbush Ave Corridor (DoBro + BAM + AY):

Permits Filed: 436 Albee Square


View adjacent to 436 Albee Square, 388 Bridge in background

Yet another residential development will soon rise in Downtown Brooklyn; yesterday, the first permits were filed for 436 Albee Square, which is across the street from the significantly larger City Point project. ODA is the architect of record, while the developer is an anonymous ‘Albee Square, LLC.’

436 Albee Square will be 28 stories and 310 feet tall, and will replace two decaying old buildings. Permits indicate the tower will have 23,740 square feet of ground floor retail, while the residential portion will measure 118,977 square feet, split between 150 units. Given the relatively large scope, rentals would appear likely.

436 Albee Square aerial, image via Google Maps

435 Albee will be roughly the same height as the larger of the first two City Point towers, which will also be residential. The Fulton Mall corridor has been removed from much of the Brooklyn development boom until recently, but as City Point inches closer to completion, new construction is likely to envelope the vicinity. The neighborhood is quickly evolving from a peripheral retail center into a vibrant hub for New Yorkers and tourists alike.

Structures to be demolished at 436-438 Albee Square, image via Google Maps

No completion date for 436 Albee Square has been set. The lot was acquired for $9.1 million in December, though that purchase has apparently been combined with additional air rights to yield the development’s total scope of nearly 120,000 square feet.


Revealed: 436 Albee Square, ODA-Designed Downtown Brooklyn Tower


436 Albee Square, rendering by ODA Architecture

In June, YIMBY brought you news of a permit filing for a 28-story tower at 436 Albee Square in downtown Brooklyn, designed by increasingly prolific ODA Architecture. Now, we have obtained a rendering of the project, which is planned to sit on a mid-block site on Gold Street, across from the rising City Point project.

Boxy protrusions – Eran Chen’s favorite edgy design flourish, evident at 22-22 Jackson Avenue and recently revealed 134 Vanderbilt Avenue, among others – are absent from 436 Albee Square. The tower is instead marked by a glassy façade indented asymmetrically by balconies, giving it the look of a boxy, pixelated version of Jeanne Gang’s Aqua tower in Chicago.

The building is planned to have 150 apartments spread across nearly 120,000 square feet of residential space, for a modest average apartment size of 800 square feet, suggesting rentals.

436 Albee Square, rendering by ODA Architecture

The tower will also include three stories and 24,000 square feet of retail at its base – a substantial amount of space, but a drop in the bucket compared to the 700,000 square feet under construction at the City Point mega-development.

If built, ODA’s 436 Albee Square will become part of a growing skyscraper cluster in this corner of downtown Brooklyn, thickening a somewhat patchy skyline. When the building begins to rise, the twin-towered (so far) 19- and 30-story City Point project should be completed. And those two developments will be dwarfed by the massive 65-story JEMB-developed, SLCE-designed project planned for 420 Albee Square, right next door on Gold Street, not to mention the third phase of City Point.

436 Albee Square, rendering by ODA Architecture

Demolition permits for the two remaining three-story structures on the site were filed in September, and permits list the owner as Albee Square LLC, with Yoel Schwimer as the owner’s representative.


Flag on top yesterday. Topped out I guess.

The renderings look like it could be nice with all that glass. Which is good since so far it kinda looks boring.




Chugging along slowly…













I hope they build the parapet like in the renderings. So far i’m not a fan.

Untitled by Clay Hensley, on Flickr



Something about this building makes it look incomplete.


Yeah, im not a fan.