The valley of tall skyscrapers that line both sides of Flatbush Avenue greets motorists arriving into Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn Point is among the tallest of the buildings that are currently under construction along this major vehicular artery. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, with SLCE Architects serving as the architect of record, the tower is being developed by Extell while the interiors of the upcoming 720-foot tall skyscraper are being designed by Katherine Newman. The private outdoor landscaping is being created by MNLA, and the overall design is by Kohn Pedersen Fox.
Construction is now reaching the 48th floor, with floor 49 forming behind the blue-colored cocoon safety netting.
Looking at the eastern and northern elevation across the street, the sleek curtain wall on the lower floors is rapidly picking up the pace of construction. Above, the mixture of glass panels and multi-story, white-colored frames make the bold pattern of square- and rectangular-shaped windows stand out.
The southern elevation is the widest side of the tower. The sunlight catches easily, and reflects off the white and glass panels.
This tower is the third and final phase of the City Point complex, which boasts residential units, the DeKalb Market Hall below street level, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a Target, a Century 21 department store, a Trader Joe’s, multiple small indoor retail shops at ground level, and quick access to the DeKalb station on the B, Q and R line.
Brooklyn Point will most likely top off in mid-2019, while full completion is expected sometime in 2020.