Downtown 44-story apartment tower to replace century-old printing plant

October 30, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
141 Willoughby St. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan
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A demolition permit has been issued for an almost-100-year-old Downtown Brooklyn commercial-industrial building that is slated to be replaced with a 44-story apartment tower.

The building at 141 Willoughby St. was built in 1919 as the printing plant of the American Law Book Company, according to Brownstoner. It was constructed with large retail space on the ground floor, complete with large show windows.

From 1968 until 2015, the building housed the Institute for Design and Construction, a technical school, according to Brownstoner.

Developer Savanna Partners, which purchased the building from the technical school, released renderings for a 49-story glass tower in 2014. However, the City Council mandated that the original plans be modified.

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Today, Brownstoner said, Savanna plans to install a building with 203 apartments, 61 of which will be rented at below-market rates.

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