Wheeler, Art Deco buildings to be combined into 10-story development

A 10-story development project aims to connect two historical buildings in Downtown Brooklyn, even as some locals are critical of the move.



Developer Tishman Speyer is behind the Wheeler project, which will sit atop the Macy's store on Fulton Street, blending the 1870s Wheeler building into the adjacent 1930s Art Deco building.



Each floor will offer ceilings at 16 feet. The final building will have a roof deck and gardened terraces.



"How many buildings do they need to build in Downtown Brooklyn though?" asks Raymond Davis, of Bed-Stuy. "It's already cluttered as it is. You can't drive nowhere. You can't go nowhere."



Construction will continue until next year, but tenants won't be able to move in until 2019.


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