The futuristic Studio Gang-designed firehouse located at the border of Crown Heights and Brownsville is moving forward. Last week, the FDNY and New York City Department of Design and Construction began construction on the facility.
The building will be home to Brooklyn’s Rescue Company 2, and it’s been designed in such a way that firefighters here will be able to enact rescue scenarios, particularly in taller buildings where they have to deal with balconies, stairs and ladders. The building’s also designed to be energy efficient what with a green roof and a geothermal system located 500-feet below ground. The latter will help regulate the temperature inside the building.
The $32M building is estimated to be completed in 2018.