One of the details in all the stories about the $9 billion make-over of Downtown Brooklyn regards what the Brooklyn Eagle's Dennis Holt calls the "new center of things": the 1.5-million-square-foot development on the site of the old Albee Square Mall, which will be called City Point. Its rendering suggests that it may become the tallest building in Brooklyn.
Says Holt, "At the moment, the development will consist of 475,000 square feet of retail space, 125,000 square feet of office space, mixed-income residential units and parking. It is already being compared to the Time-Warner Center in Manhattan. Demolition of the old mall building’s existing parking garage will begin in a few weeks."
We smell an Apple Store. And hey -- doesn't the Time-Warner Center have a Whole Foods downstairs?
$9 Makeover to Transform Downtown Brooklyn Brooklyn Eagle