The Real Deal New York

Architectural review of 25 Kent: “Old Brooklyn” meets “New Brooklyn”

Design powerhouse Gensler melds brick and glass with "artificial" but "charming" results

February 09, 2016 05:45PM
By James Gardner

A renderings of 25 Kent Street in North Williamsburg and developer Toby Moskovits

From the February issue: Developer Toby Moskovits has received much attention for her planned eight-story building at 25 Kent Street in North Williamsburg. That’s largely because it will be Brooklyn’s first speculative office tower in nearly a century.

But less ink has been spilled about the design itself, which is being masterminded by the astonishingly prolific global architectural firm Gensler and aspires to reproduce the redbrick aesthetic that prevails in Brooklyn, or at least the mythic Brooklyn of the silver screen. [more]