163 washington
address 163 Washington Avenue, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY
project details
17 Stories
Sq Feet
55,000 sq. foot
High Rise Luxury Condo Development
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First acquired as a double thru lot in 2003, the project was initially designed as an upscale two-building residential complex in Brooklyn´s peaceful Clinton Hill neighborhood.

Recognizing the property´s rare potential for panoramic unobstructed views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines, as well as the generous height allowances in the area, the project was re-strategized as a single 17-story ultra-modern hi-rise.

While waiting for construction permits, a group of neighborhood advocates attempted to quickly push through a targeted zoning change, considerably limiting the height of local structures, effective in just six months. Despite the challenge, Marcal managed to secure the permits and get in the ground before the changes went in to effect.

The results were a magnificent and iconic lone tower featured cited by New York Times photojournalist, Michael Nagle for its spectacular views. Designed by renowned architect Karl Fischer, the project features a cosmopolitan-style theme with exposed concrete columns and open-plan layouts. Through the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, abundant natural light pours in by day, while the neon lights of NYC landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge set the mood at night.