Toren, front, and Oro transform the skyline of Brooklyn. (Photo: Lauren A. Smith)

The wrapping is off Toren, Downtown Brooklyn’s latest star condo tower, and with it a neighborhood is transforming.

Down the street another condo high-rise, Oro, soars above Flatbush Avenue and Gold Street, and it’s surrounded by new rental towers: the Brooklyner, Avalon Fort Greene and the Brooklyn Gold building.

The nearby BellTel Lofts just released more units on the market to hopefully catch a wave of prospective buyers.

This new condo Brooklyn is a different world from brownstone Brooklyn. As the new towers fill and Flatbush Avenue is beautified, the anticipated population boom should draw new stores and restaurants.

The team responsible for marketing Toren, which makes a bold skyline statement, said they have sold half of the 240 condos, and the building was only just finished and ready for immediate occupancy. Within weeks they hope to announce a retail tenant for the 11,000-square-foot space at the base of the tower.

They won’t say who it is but “the neighborhood clearly needs a supermarket,” said Donald Capoccia, managing partner of BFC Partners, in charge of selling Toren.

The condos have taken a price hit, as have many developments in New York City.

“If the world hadn’t interfered with our project,” Capoccia said, “we’d be making twice as much.”

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As it is they’re making about $700 a square foot, or an average of between $500,000 and $600,000 a unit, he said.

Another new condo down the block, Oro, is also about 50 percent sold, according to the sales team at Rose Associates, which took over marketing the building in September and re-priced all the units to reflect the down market.

To help move units, like Toren Oro has FHA certification, favorable loan deals backed by the federal government. Unlike Toren, the building has a rent-to-own program.

Rachel Herz, 40, and her husband, Brand, also 40, are renting to own. The deal sets aside half of their monthly $3,500 rent to go toward a down payment or closing costs when they buy in 10 months. The two-bedroom condo costs $770,000.

The California transplants have been in the city for about a year and left a Park Slope brownstone for the shiny condo with amenities such as a pool and gym.

“We were renting the garden-level apartment of a brownstone. Pipes burst, doors wouldn’t close,” Herz said. “Coming into a brand-new place was something attractive for my husband and me.”

More people like the Herzes should be coming. There are new apartments to accommodate an influx of thousands of residents. Flatbush Avenue, a little dreary now, is set for a makeover by the city, and a developed Atlantic Yards would bring the Nets nearby.

gsloane@am-ny.com