Two new OMA-designed residential towers at Greenpoint Landing, Brooklyn were unveiled this morning by Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group, the developers behind the endeavor. The towers, in conjunction with a lower seven-story building, will offer 745 housing units and are expected to accelerate the transformation of the post-industrial waterfront into a thriving residential community.
“By extending Eagle Street and Dupont Street, the towers will expand the existing public waterfront esplanade, creating a total of 2.5-acres of continuous public open space along the shoreline, and will add 8,600 sf of ground-floor retail to the neighborhood,” explains OMA’s project description.
“We have designed two towers—a ziggurat and its inverse—carefully calibrated to one another,” said Jason Long, OMA Partner-in-Charge, about the twin tower ensemble’s design which will include 30% affordable housing units. “Defined by the space between them, they frame a new view of Greenpoint and new vista from the neighborhood to Manhattan.”
Jason Long designed the Greenpoint Landing Block D towers together with OMA project architects Yusef Ali Dennis and Christine Yoon, in collaboration with Beyer Blinder Belle (Executive Architect), Marmol Radziner (Interior Design/Building Landscape) and James Corner Field Operations (Waterfront Landscape).
Construction will start in August.