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Flank unveils first timber structures built in New York in over a century.

Architecture and development firm Flank has unveiled the first new timber structures built in New York City in over a century.

320 and 360 Wythe Avenue are two boutique office and retail buildings in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood.

The brick and beam buildings, together offering more than 57,000 s/f of office space and 22,000 s/f of retail, have been designed with industrial and warehouse architecture to appeal to financial and technology tenants.

The ground-up construction inclues a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, HVAC, electric, accessibility and other building systems. Construction on both buildings is underway and leasing will now commence, with 320 Wythe set to be completed this coming spring, and 360 Wythe in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Steel construction has long since replaced timber as the dominant form of building, but architects and builders in recent years have been pursuing a modernized form of heavy timber construction due to its sustainability benefits, including the reduced levels of waste and emissions that come from building with the carbon negative material.

The raw black spruce timber for the beams and slabs used in 320 and 360 Wythe come from sustainably managed Canadian forests that are rigorously overseen.

360 Wythe Avenue, the larger of the two buildings, will offer 46,000 s/f of office space and 18,000 s/f of retail with 16 ft. ceilings. The top two floors will be residential and there will be underground parking. 320 Wythe will have over 11,000 s/f of office space and 4,000 s/f of retails. Both buildings will include over 3,000 s/f of private terraces.

Office leasing at 320 and 360 Wythe is being handled by the team of Howard Hersch and Michael Berg at JLL. Retail leasing is led by the RKF team of Alex Beard, Eddie Mamiye and Pierce Thompson.

Caption: 320 and 360 Wythe Avenue

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Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Nov 29, 2017
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