BellTel Lofts Penthouse
Home of the Real World Brooklyn
365 Bridge Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
BellTel Lofts Penthouse Information:
The series was to be filmed in two duplex Penthouses, one north-facing and one south-facing which were going to be combined on the 26th and 27th floors of the Belltel Lofts. Both 2,700 square foot Penthouses have four bedrooms and are accessed by a separate elevator. Most current residences in the 230 unit building live below the 15th floor. The series was to begin filming in August, pending the completion of the renovations to the $6 million duplex Penthouses. Filming was not going to be permitted inside common areas in an effort to not disturb the current residents. The Building is located at the corner of Willoughby Street and Bridge Street in Downtown Brooklyn.
The classic 1931 Art Deco Building is a designated landmark was built by renowned architect Ralph Walker, a pioneer in Art Deco skyscraper design. The tower originally housed the headquarters of the New York Telephone Company on Long Island. The Building was later converted into office space for Verizon.
The BellTel Lofts were originally selected over 24 other properties in the area. Developers attempted to lure the series to their project for the attention that it would inevitably bring and help boost sales in a sluggish market. The BellTel Lofts were quick to begin advertising that their building was the new home of The Real World. This advertisement appeared in the New York Post in June 2008.
The BellTel Lofts Penthouse is located 4.3 miles from the Hudson Street Loft used in the filming of the tenth season and 2.8 miles from the SoHo Loft used in the filming of the first season.
Exterior, Front Doors, Kitchen, Living Room, Roof Terrace
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Updated - January 2, 2009Comments