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Quay Tower, 50 Bridge Park Drive: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 50 Bridge Park Drive by Carter Horsley

This very handsome, 28-story tower at the south end of Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 was developed in 2018 by RAL Companies, Oliver's Realty Group, of which David Wine is a principal, and Vanke US.  It will have 126 condominium apartments. 

It has been designed by ODA New York of which Eran Chen is the principal.  Marmal Radziner is the interior designer. 

 According to a January 18, 2018 article at cityrealty.com is "the last development site within the 85-acre park" and "will join the fellow BBP condos of One Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pierhouse and 1 John Street, which each individually held the record for Brooklyn's priciest condo when opened." 

Setback from the Quay Tower and a bit south of it is a 15-story, mixed-use rental residential  building  at 15 Bridge Park Drive that was topped out earlier in 2018 by the same developers with 140 apartments of which 100 are "affordable." 

The building is seeking LEED Silver Certification.

Bottom Line

A handsome, rugged and impressive glass tower with numerous protruded copper-colored grid framing elements and some setback loggias on a very prominent site at the south end of Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6.

 

Description

The taller tower has dark, copper-colored façade elements that outline some three-story-high façade spaces midway up the tower and some of those spaces are slightly recessed to create loggias. 

The lower tower also has slightly protruding façade element but they are made of precast concrete. 

The fenestration pattern is a grid. 

The façades are rectilinear except for the bottom three floors that face south and are partially angled, but still flush, for the building's side entrance. 

The building's west façade, facing the bay, has a large entrance marquee and sidewalk landscaping. 

The double-height lobby is lined with walnut paneling and has a marble fireplace. 

Amenities

The building has a roof deck, a fitness center, a children's room, and a dog-washing room.

Apartments

Apartments have white oak kitchen cabinetry, quartzite kitchen countertops and Gaggenau appliances,and Alabatrino Rustico travertine bathroom walls and radiant heated bathroom floors. 

Some of the west-facing units will have mudrooms and a cork wall for displaying kids' art and photos. 

Concept A/E is a five-bedroom unit with 3,701 square feet with a gallery with a mudroom with its own entrance and a 21-foot-long media room at one end and a 23-foot-long living/dining room with a windowed kitchen with a breakfast bar at the other end. 

Penthouse 3B is a four-bedroom unit with 2,904 square feet with a long entrance gallery that leads to a 21-foot-long living/dining room next to a 16-foot-long, windowed kitchen with a breakfast bar. 

Residence 23A is a four-bedroom unit with 2,427 square feet with a long entrance gallery that leads to a 23-foot-long living/dining room and a 13-foot-long windowed kitchen with a breakfast bar. 

Apartment 20B is a three-bedroom unit with 2,000 square feet with a long entrance gallery with a mudroom with its own entrance at one end and a 22-foot-long living/dining room and an open and windowed, 12-foot-wide kitchen with an island at the other end. 

Apartment 15D is a two-bedroom unit with a long entrance gallery that leads to a 20-foot-long living/dining room and an open, 12-foot-wide, windowed kitchen with a breakfast bar. 

Rating

34
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 34 / 44

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34
Out of 36

Location Rating: 34 / 36

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18
Out of 39

Features Rating: 18 / 39

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9
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95

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #4 Rated condo - Brooklyn
  • #1 Rated condo - Brooklyn Heights
 
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