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.


181105_Closeup-Plymouth
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.
181105_Jay-From-North2
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.
181105_CornerofPlymouthandJay
View from the east at Plymouth St.
The goal is to achieve modern commercial use with a historic industrial feel.
181105_Jay-From-South1
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.
181105_PRECAST-CLOSE-UP_OP-2
Façade detail
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.
Year
2020
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Client
Forman Realty Management, LLC
Typology
Commercial, Retail
Size
215,386 SF
Design Team
Tim Fryatt, Edna Echandi, Guillermo Gonzalez, Sabdiel Diaz
Consultants
Silman (Structural), New York Engineers (MEP), Philip Habib & Associates (Civil/Environmental), Walter P Moore (Envelope),  Soil Mechanics Drilling Corp  (Geotech), Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (Land Use), Capalino + Company (Gov + Community Relations), Higgins, Quasebarth & Partners (Historic Consultant), Boro Land Surveying, P.C. (Survey), Hubert H. Hayes, Inc (Elevator)
Rendering Credits
Marvel Architects
We use our own and third party cookies to improve your browsing. If you continue browsing we consider that you accept the use of cookies. More info. Ok