200 Montague Street’s Dark Facade Takes Shape in Brooklyn Heights

Facade work is continuing on 200 Montague Street, a 20-story residential building in the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District of Brooklyn Heights. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle with James M. Patterson of Ancora Engineering and developed by Midtown Equities, the 140,700-square-foot structure will yield 121 rental units marketed by MNS Real Estate NYC for Aurora Capital Associates. Cauldwell Wingate is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Court and Clinton Streets.

Exterior work has progressed steadily since our last update in September. Almost all of the windows are now in place and work has shifted to the installation of the exterior panels, which are made of bronze-colored aluminum and glass fiber reinforced concrete. The construction elevator has begun to be dismantled, and the gap in the façade where it was attached will soon be filled in.

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

Apart from the area behind the construction elevator, only the lowermost stories and a corner of the upper levels are awaiting installation of the final exterior treatment.

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

200 Montague Street. Photo by Michael Young

Below are renderings and diagrams that break down the components of the outer walls and how 200 Montague Street compares in scale with its surrounding neighbors. The architectural height contextually follows the evenly stepped roof parapets running from east to west.

Updated rendering of 200 Montague Street - Beyer Blinder Belle

200 Montague Street. Elevation rendering by Beyer Blinder Belle

Other types of materials for the outside include black granite and aluminum designed and manufactured in various colors and textures.

The facade components of 200 Montague Street. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle

Here we see what the site conditions used to be before demolition of the old bank began.

The street wall condition prior to demolition. Elevation rendering by Beyer Blinder Belle

YIMBY last reported that 200 Montague Street will provide retail space on the ground floor and cellar level. Rental units will span from the second through 20th stories. Amenities include a landscaped outdoor rooftop terrace, private rear yard terraces, a fitness center with yoga rooms, a residential lounge space, a children’s playroom, storage, a bicycle storage room, a communal laundry room, and a pet washing station. There are three convenient subway options: the Court Street station to the west servicing the R train, the Borough Hall station at the eastern end of Montague Street with access to the 2 and 3 trains, and the 4 and 5 trains at the Borough Hall station to the southeast along Joralemon Street.

It looks like 200 Montague Street will wrap up work and be completed near the end of this year.

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