PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Though the lottery for the first affordable apartments at the Pacific Park (née Atlantic Yards) complex have come online, it’s difficult to visualize just how the 22-acre development will look after the concrete trucks, construction fencing, cranes and hard hats disappear.
In fact, the final reveal probably won’t happen for another decade.
In the meantime, the developers have found a way to show off the Prospect Heights project: in a virtual reality tour.
If you’re dying to see what the big hole in the ground is going to look like, strap on a pair of VR goggles, get one of those cardboard things for your phone or fake it with this clickable browser version of the tour.
Now you’re ready to see “Brooklyn’s newest neighborhood” — or, at least, four perspectives of the eight-acre outdoor space planned in between the complex’s 15 towers, complete with Sim-like projections of future visitors (i.e. moms with baby strollers, plaid shirt-wearing man staring at phone, etc.) and a soundtrack of barking dogs, children playing and the far-off chiming of that ice cream truck jingle.
A virtual reality tour of the Pacific Park complex in Prospect Heights shows the eight-acre green space at the center of the development's residential towers. (Image credit: Prospect Park Brooklyn)
The tour is open to anyone with a smartphone or computer, but is also available for prospective buyers at the Pacific Park marketing office on Flatbush Avenue where the Daily News recently spoke with one of the project developers about the new VR tour.
“It’s like a computer game but better than a computer game because of the photo realism,” Adam Greene of Forest City Ratner Companies told the newspaper.
You can find the Pacific Park virtual reality tour here.