Rising 38 stories above the intersection of Flatbush and Myrtle Avenues, Toren brings high-rise living to downtown Brooklyn’s rapidly changing southeast edge. The design of its distinctive facade, consisting of a patchwork of metal and glass panels, was informed by a system that assigns maximum glass exposure to living spaces, and smaller windows to more private areas. Parametric modeling ensured that each of the rhombus-shaped tower’s 240 units enjoy optimal New York views.
Sustainable features that helped Toren earn a LEED® Gold rating include a rainscreen system in the tower’s base and cogeneration plant that supplies tenants with power and water. The tower contains a mix of affordable and market-rate housing, as well as street-level retail and below-grade parking.