The Lane at Boerum Place

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The Lane at Boerum Place

The Lane at Boerum Place is a signature building providing state-of-the-art living to its tenants and contributing to the skyline of Downtown Brooklyn.

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The Lane at Boerum Place takes advantage of its spectacular site at the meeting of high-rise downtown Brooklyn and low-rise brownstone neighborhoods to the south. Responding to the intersection of historic and contemporary, The Lane is contextualized though its striking façade of classic brick and contemporary glass window wall. The 135,000 square foot (12,542 square meter) rental residential building provides its tenants with commanding views of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan to the north as well as expansive views of Brooklyn and the harbor to the south.

Each of the 108 residences, ranging from studio to three-bedroom layouts, are outfitted with soundproof windows, and custom solar window shades. Building occupants have access to amenities, including two outdoor roof terraces, bicycle parking, fitness center, children’s play room, and resident’s lounge. The building includes 20,000 square feet of retail (1,858 square meters) that activates the street and enlivens the building, attracting additional patrons beyond its residents.

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Utilizing industry standard components and construction methods, the design of the building envelope is an economically sensitive and sustainable solution. The project implemented economically sensitive strategies by prioritizing locally sourced brick with a light-weight insulated back-up wall assembly and by limiting variation of material and window sizes. The south façade has coated glass and vertical shading fins to reduce solar heat gain and provide maximum comfort to occupants. The implementation of the energy efficient envelope has afforded zoning allowances, providing additional building square footage on an already constrained site.

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Brooklyn, NY
135,000 GSF
Retail spaces, Residential units, Residential amenities


Ennead Team Members
Richard Olcott, Kevin McClurkan, Eugene Colberg, Zach Olczak
Evan Joseph Images, Aislinn Weidele/Ennead Architects