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A cascade of master plans are reimagining the Brooklyn waterfront into a more cohesive live-work-play enclave. Largest of all is the Greenpoint Landing plan, a 10-tower development being developed through a joint venture between Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Development. The team is already looking to the future now that the plan's first tower, One Blue Slip, is almost fully-leased and the latest tower, Two Blue Slip launched leasing several months ago with reamaining availabilities priced from $3,302/month.

The latest phase of the 22-acre master plan officially broke ground in 2019 and involves the construction of 745 units of housing, of which 30 percent will be targeted through the affordable New York program. In May 2018, the first renderings were unveiled for a pair of stepped towers flanked by low-rises, and all designed by the Rem Koolhaas-founded OMA. New images provide new perspectives on how the buildings will look from street level, from the East River, and towards Manhattan.
Adjacent to the buildings will be one acre of public open space designed by James Corner Field Operations, the landscape designers behind the High Line. The new parkland will expand the existing waterfront esplanade and unlock this once industrial and forlorn section of the Greenpoint shoreline. According to the press release, this phase will expand the existing public esplanade to a total of 2.5 acres. It will focus on natural landscaping and expansive green spaces. Waterfront experiences will include a picnic area, a garden walk, a public lawn, and salvaged maritime pieces. Once complete, Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Development will cede ownership of the land and it will be donated back to the city to function as a public park in perpetuity.
The new towers will be distinguished by precast construction panels, 8’ x 8’ windows, and tapered forms which create natural terraces. While not as sculptural as the twisting towers of The XI in Manhattan, the forms of the buildings do create a unique relationship to each other and make the most of dramatic skyline and East River views.
Greenpoint Landing construction View from Tudor CIty towards the Brooklyn-Queens East River waterfront (May 2020)
Greenpoint-Landing-05 Greenpoint Landing waterfront as of early November 2019
Greenpopint-Landing-004 One Blue Slip with Long Island City skyline to the left

“We’re excited to begin construction on what will be a new hinge point between Greenpoint and the waterfront. The two towers are flanked by smaller buildings – 7 stories at the corner and 3 stories at the water – to create a continuous yet shifting perimeter around the block. This variegated edge will extend Dupont and Eagle streets to bring activity and access to the East River.” -Jason Long, OMA Partner-in-Charge.

Greenpoint-Landing-01 Rendering of the next phase of Greenpoint Landing via OMA New York
Greenpoint-Landing-02 Facade detail via OMA New York
By the time Greenpoint Landing is complete, the 22-acre site will contain an estimated 5,500 residential units—1,400 of which will be affordable—four acres of public open space, and a new K-8th-grade public school. The 30-story rental One Blue Slip opened in August 2018 and Two Blue Slip began leasing this past January. The latter has studios priced from $3,302/month, one-bedrooms from $4,343/month and two-bedrooms from $6,438/month.

Building permits have also been filed for two other Greenpoint Landing towers. Two weeks ago, permits were filed to construct a 22-floor 374-unit tower at 33 Commercial Street , a cleared site located just east of One Blue Slip. Also on tap next door is a 31-floor, 414-unit apartment tower to rise at 1 Bell Slip . While renderings of the building have yet to be released, Handel Architects is listed as the designer of record for both buildings.
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