Façade installation is nearing completion on One Bell Slip, a 31-story residential tower in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 369-foot-tall structure will yield 413 units spread across 292,029 square feet, as well as 992 square feet of commercial space. The project is located at the corner of Bell Slip and Commercial Street along the Newton Creek and East River waterfront and is part of the Greenpoint Landing riverfront development.
Recent photos show the state of work since our last update in early December, when the reinforced concrete superstructure was nearing topping out. Since that time the façade of brick masonry and floor-to-ceiling windows has progressed rapidly, with only a few sections near the pinnacle awaiting completion.
The following photo offers a wider perspective of the Greenpoint coast, showing its dramatic transformation over the past few years.
Across Newton Creek to the north are more residential projects from Handel Architects, all adding to the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront skyline.
Empty vacant lots and old structures have made way for the towers we see today. There will be even more to come as part of the massive Greenpoint Landing master plan, which calls for a total of ten new buildings, an astounding 5,500 residential units with 1,400 designated for permanent affordable housing, as well as a park by James Corner Field Operations and a K-8 public school. The closest subway to the site is the G train, located a half mile away at the Greenpoint Avenue station, while the Greenpoint ferry terminal is found to the south at the western end of India Street.
One Bell Slip’s completion date had not been announced, though sometime near the end of the year is possible.