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JEMB tops out Brooklyn skyscraper

JEMB Realty Corporation has topped out 1 Willoughby Square (1WSQ), the class-A office development in Downtown Brooklyn.

To commemorate the milestone, JEMB hosted an honorary ribbon cutting ceremony with some of the project’s collaborators, including architect FXCollaborative, builder Gilbane Building Company and exclusive leasing agent Newmark Knight Frank.

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, the not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for the business, culture, education, residential and retail growth of the destination, was also present.

“We are incredibly happy to achieve and celebrate this milestone for 1 Willoughby Square,” said Morris Bailey, co-founder of JEMB. “Downtown Brooklyn is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city, and we’re excited to deliver an unparalleled, Class A product to the community.”

Rising 34-stories, 1WSQ will bring 500,000 s/f of space to the Brooklyn office market, with ceiling heights up to 14,500 ft. .

FXCollaborative, who will also be the building’s anchor tenant, crafted the interior spaces with oversized windows and column-free floor plans . The exterior façade will feature dark blue glazed bricks.

“1 Willoughby Square is specifically conceived for the Brooklyn ethos. It’s design promotes social interaction and natural connectivity throughout, from the amenity spaces and numerous exterior terraces,  to it’s wide‐open, light-filled work environments. We are very proud of the results and couldn’t be more excited to move in next year.”  said Dan Kaplan, FAIA, LEED AP, Senior Partner of FXCollaborative.

The building is slated to be completed in Q4 2020.

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Pictured top l-r: Morris Jerome, Louis Jerome, Morris Bailey, Joseph Jerome, Jacob Jerome

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