Domino Redevelopment’s 42-Story 260 Kent Avenue Gets First Glass & Molecular-Inspired Facade

260 Kent Avenue beside the newly opened River Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson260 Kent Avenue beside the newly opened River Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Glass is starting to rise at 260 Kent Avenue, and there’s something strangely pleasing about the new façade. The clean pre-cast concrete panels are shockingly white, and have deeply set back windows. The molecular pattern and forms of sugar crystals inspired the unusual design, as an homage to the Domino Sugar Factory that used to dominate the Williamsburg waterfront.

Facade closeup at 260 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Facade closeup at 260 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Concrete at 260 Kent has reached the 17th floor, out of a total 42. COOKFOX Architects are responsible for the design.

260 Kent Avenue, rendering by COOKFOX

260 Kent Avenue, rendering by COOKFOX

The 435-foot tall structure will yield 462,000 square feet. This will include a 22-story commercial section taking up 150,000 square feet. Along with 13,000 square feet of retail, 330 rental apartments will be created, of which 66 will be affordable.

260 Kent Avenue, the office section of the tower is closer, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

260 Kent Avenue, the office section of the tower is closer, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

The building is surrounded by Domino Park, a new waterfront esplanade that opened up this summer to critical acclaim.

Domino Park's Highline, rendering courtesy Two Trees

Domino Park’s Highline, rendering courtesy Two Trees, 260 Kent Avenue is seen to the left

Two Trees Management is responsible for the design.

260 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

260 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Construction started last year, and the estimated completion date has not been announced.

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4 Comments on "Domino Redevelopment’s 42-Story 260 Kent Avenue Gets First Glass & Molecular-Inspired Facade"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Do you like hackly facade?

  2. Quote:
    The molecular pattern and forms of sugar crystals inspired the unusual design, as an homage to the Domino Sugar Factory that used to dominate the Williamsburg waterfront.
    Oh how cute.
    Homage you say.
    They should have given homage to the many who worked and slaved and even died in the sweat box conditions at the Domino Sugr factory over the last century or more.
    They should have given genuine & meaningful homage (instead of unaffordable affordable apartment crumbs)
    to the many people in the neighborhood who were driven out by rampant gentrification.
    Homage indeed.
    Sugar-coating a harsh reality is more like it,
    as real estate developers further line their own pockets even further….

  3. I love this development and the park, the only change would be to put some transparent panels on the playground equipment so you can actually see your children…

  4. Please pardon me for using your space: But I have nothing better to do with my life.

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