29 Jay Street
Located in the landmark historic DUMBO neighborhood at the intersection of Jay Street and Plymouth Street, this facility is a new 11-story, 225,000 SF commercial building. The design embraces the look and feel of DUMBO's architectural character, sculpted with the attenuated muscularity of 21st Century technology.
View from the west at Plymouth St.
The faceted glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) skin recalls nearby cast-in-place concrete structures, while providing a dynamic texture when seen in the commonly raking views created by the tight Dumbo streets.
View from the north at Jay St.
The simple but attenuated facade rhythm, texture and shadow contrast, create a building both of its place and time.
View from the east at Plymouth St.
The goal is to achieve modern commercial use with a historic industrial feel.
View from south on Jay Street
The building, along with the existing 20 Jay building across the street, creates a gateway into Brooklyn Bridge Park, and adds vibrancy to the important Jay Street Corridor.
In keeping with the exposed steel cross bracing of the overhead Manhattan Bridge, we have employed a long span steel structural frame, with diagonal cross bracing to minimize shear walls and columns, and provide ample daylighting.