Construction is above street level at 221 West Street, a pair of 30- and 40-story residential towers in the Greenpoint Landing development in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Known as “Greenpoint Block D,” this phase of the the 22-acre riverfront master plan is designed by OMA and is being developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, which broke ground on the site back in November 2019. Beyer Blinder Belle is the architect of record for the planned 350- and 451 -foot tall towers.
Recent photos show the burgeoning superstructure at the site, which is located on Eagle Street between West Street and the East River waterfront. The first floor is settling, while scaffolding and supports have been assembled for the start of the second story. Steel rebar and yellow guardrails can be seen from across the river, revealing the scale of the project’s footprint.
OMA collaborated with DeSimone Consulting Engineers to design the 40-foot cantilever on the taller western tower. The shorter eastern edifice has a simpler stepped setback design that contrasts with its sibling’s form, creating a striking puzzle-piece effect. Both buildings will feature the same curtain wall design, which will consist of pale-hued precast concrete panels surrounding eight-foot-square windows.
Residential amenities at 221 West Street include a swimming pool and a fitness center, both housed in the adjoining podium section. The property will also include 8,600 square feet of retail space. Twenty percent of the 745 rentals are planned to be “income-targeted” apartments marketed in accordance with the Affordable Housing New York program. A landscaped park designed by James Corner Field Operations with multiple lawn areas, picnic space, and outdoor seating will round out the project’s offerings.
Below are some renderings depicting the overall aesthetic and building massing for OMA’s mixed-use development.
A completion date for 221 West Street has not been announced.