18 Sixth Avenue (aka B4) was developed in a joint venture between Brodsky Organization and Greenland Forest City Partners. The beautiful glass and green design by Perkins Eastman will hold 858 units, 258 of which will be affordable, plus residential amenities over the 49 stories.
The tallest building at the Pacific Park megadevelopment broke ground in early 2019, topped out with a socially distanced ceremony on December 3, 2020, and is estimated for completion in 2022. At nearly 800,000 SF and over 500 feet tall, B4 is the largest of the Pacific Park apartment towers on the 22-acre development rising over LIRR’s Atlantic Yards.
B4 ranks among the top ten tallest buildings in the borough and the vertical transportation systems have a crucial obligation to support the movement of tenants and visitors. The building will use twelve (12) elevators installed by TEI Group containing a mix of Hydraulic, Machine-Room-Less (MRL) and Overhead Traction configurations operating at speeds of up to 1000 FPM. The VT design was a close collaboration between Lerch Bates, Perkins Eastman, Greenland and Brodsky. Lerch Bates (LB) will also conduct the commissioning of the VT equipment to ensure a seamless transition from construction to operations for tenant use. LB also designed and will commission the Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) device, which will be integral in maintaining the unique and elegant glass façade.