Brooklyn, New York, USA
“These towers, our first in Brooklyn, have reached an important milestone made possible by the perseverance of Brookfield, Park Tower Group, BBB (Beyer Blinder Belle), and the entire construction and design team during an unprecedented time,” Jason Long, OMA Partner-in-Charge, said.
“It’s exciting to see our collective efforts take shape on Greenpoint’s dynamic skyline.”
Designed by OMA with Beyer Blinder Belle as the architect of record and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, 227 West Street, features a new pair of 30- and 40-story residential towers in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which have recently topped out.
The towers are part of the 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development along the East River.
James Corner Field Operations is the landscape architect.
The master plan for Greenpoint Landing incorporates more than 5,500 residential units (1,400 designated affordable), a new pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade public school, and four acres of public open space designed by James Corner Field Operations.
Two complementary towers, in conjunction with a lower 7-story building, will bring mixed-income housing, retail, and more than an acre of new public open space to Greenpoint, transforming this post-industrial waterfront.
The pair of towers, which feature a dramatic cantilever and corresponding setbacks, creating a puzzle-piece effect.
The Architects refer to the towers as “a ziggurat and its inverse.”
The towers are stacked in a bold dialectic, creating an aperture onto Manhattan and connecting to the neighborhood with a series of cascading terraces.
At its pinnacle, the taller structure cantilevers 48 feet out from its base.
A bridge linking the two towers will house a pool and gym and offer sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.
Naturally landscaped open spaces feature ample green lawns, a picnic area, and garden walk.
227 West Street joins a large collection of nearby construction sites that line the Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Hunters Point waterfront.
These sections of the East River riverfront have been undergoing one of the largest transformations of New York City outside of Manhattan that will add thousands of new homes, both at market rate and with a considerable amount as affordable housing units.
Other functions include retail space, commercial office space, communal facilities, grade schools, and waterfront esplanades on plots of land that were largely vacant and underdeveloped.
Project: Green Point Landing 227 West Street
Architects: OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture)
Architects of Record: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLC.
Landscape Architects: James Corner Field Operations
Developers: Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group