Pacific Park

Construction appears to be picking up pace once again at the megaproject formerly known as Atlantic Yards, in Brooklyn. The project has been rebranded Pacific Park and has four towers currently under construction.

After disputes between Skanska and developer Forest City Ratner that led to a site shutdown and legal battles, SHoP Architects' B2 modular tower, now rebranded as 461 Dean, is slated to resume construction. According to Curbed, the 10th floor units, where construction stalled, must be realigned before the remaining 22 stories can be installed on site. In February, permits were filed for SHoP's second building for the project, 30 6th Avenue, a 23-story all affordable rental building adjacent to 461 Dean. Along with apartments, the building will include a healthcare facility, commercial space, and a parking garage. Ground breaking on 30 6th Avenue should take place in June.

Looking towards Barclays Center from the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues.

Looking towards Barclays Center.

Northwest corner of 461 Dean (right) and Barclays Center (left).

West façade of 461 Dean.

South façade of 461 Dean.

Southeast corner of 461 Dean (left), future site of 30 6th Avenue (right), and Barclays Center (center).

Looking west on Dean Street towards 461 Dean and Barclays Center (right).

East façade of Barclays Center (center) with future site of 30 6th Avenue (left) and the B4 tower (right).

Northeast corner of Barclays Center and the future site of the B4 tower.

Looking west along the Vanderbilt Rail Yards towards Barclays Center (center).

Looking east along the Vanderbilt Rail Yards.

Along with SHoP, COOKFOX Architects are currently designing two towers for the mega development. Initial site work has begun at 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, a 17-story, 278 unit condo tower. Amenities include a shared roof terrace on the eighth floor, residents lounge, library, playroom, fitness center, chef's kitchen, bike storage and underground parking. Also underway by COOKFOX, 535 Carlton Avenue, a 19-story, 298 unit rental building that will be comprised of only affordable units. Both projects have an optimistic completion date of June 2016.

Northwest corner of 535 Carlton.

Southwest corner of 535 Carlton.

Development signage on site.

Southeast corner of 550 Vanderbilt.

Northeast corner of 550 Vanderbilt.

Architects: SHoP Architects (461 Dean, 30 6th Avenue), COOKFOX Architects (535 Carlton, 550 Vanderbilt); Landscape Architects: Thomas Balsley Associates; Master Plan: Gehry Partners LLPDevelopers: Greenland Forest City Partners (Forest City Ratner Companies, Greenland USA); Program: Mixed Use (Residential, Office, Hotel, Retail, School, Healthcare, Sports Arena, Open Space); Location: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY.