Greenpoint Landing Mega-Project’s 41 Blue Slip Approaches Topping-Out

41 Blue Slip with Hunters Point South Park in the foreground. Photo by Michael Young

The second tower at Greenpoint Landing is on its way to topping off sometime this spring. Addressed at 41 Blue Slip, the building will imminently stand 40 stories atop Greenpoint, on Brooklyn’s East River waterfront. The project is being designed by Handel Architects and developed by both Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group. L+M Development Partners is the third developer of Greenpoint Landing, but is not involved with this particular skyscraper. The site is located just off of Commercial Street behind 5 Blue Slip, and sits about a quarter mile to the north of The Greenpoint, aka 21 India Street.

41 Blue Slip rising above 37 Blue Slip in Greenpoint Landing. Photo by Michael Young

41 Blue Slip is being built next to 37 Blue Slip, which was the first tower to rise for the Greenpoint Landing masterplan. Both structures sit directly on the waterfront on the northern tip of Brooklyn. Newtown Creek separates the site from Hunters Point South and Long Island City to the north. A total of ten residential buildings will eventually be built at Greenpoint Landing, yielding a total of 5,500 residential units. 1,400 of those will be affordable. 41 Blue Slip will house just over 400 apartments.

The structure has already surpassed the height of 37 Blue Slip, and should top-off quickly in the next couple of months. The facade is now beginning to rise on the first few floors, and will consist of a tight grid of glass, dark columns, and beams. An elliptical-shaped crown will sit on top of the building, clad with reflective curved glass. Thanks to the repetitive floor plans, the building is quickly rising to the final floors.

41 Blue Slip render, seen on Rockaway Contracting’s project website

Amenities for 41 Blue Slip include a fitness center, on-site parking, bicycle storage, and a rooftop terrace with uninterrupted and expansive panoramic views of the sunsets over Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Children can also play at Greenpoint Playground, located across Commercial Street to the south.

A completion date has not been announced, but sometime by late 2019 or the first half of 2020 is likely.

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