LEESER Architecture was engaged to develop a vision for the 1.2 million sf addition on the Macy's parcels in Downtown Brooklyn. The design features a 910 feet tall tower, and two 390 feet tall high-rises, incorporating residential functions, a commercial base of retail, and a public plaza. The iconic tower will house 230 condos and 468 rental units and is added on-top of an existing building, while preserving its Art-Deco facade. The structural design and phasing is conceived in a way that it would allow Macy's to remain open during constructions. A two tower mixed-use complex, designed on the opposite site of the block, provides 200,000 sf retail spaces, a public plaza, 248 condo units and 308 rental units.