Netherlands-based design firm Studio SENK teamed up with DMOO, a rendering company, to visualize a new residential tower in DUMBO, and YIMBY has a first look at the impressive concept. The glass skyscraper would stand between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge, with a base rising from within the atrium of the recently-completed Empire Stores, and an upper portion that would finally give DUMBO an iconic presence on the overall Brooklyn skyline.
A rigid grid of windows make up the bottom half of the tower. Multiple balconies and cantilevering floors would characterize the upper portion of the project, and create a dramatic architectural centerpiece over the East River.
For a tower of such height, this would easily distinguish the design from the surrounding landscape. Residents would enjoy uninterrupted views of the East River, the Lower Manhattan and Midtown skylines, and abundant sunlight all year round.
In this close-up image, some of the terraces are staggered between the curtain wall while several double-height voids along the corners would make the appearance of the building even more visually and structurally striking.
Inside, the interiors are imagined to be just as contemporary and elegant as any new residential tower going up in New York City. Floor-to-ceiling windows sit around the perimeter of the skyscraper, with thin metal frames. This ideally optimizes the full potential of bringing in maximum daylight exposure no matter how high or low the floor. Herringbone floors appear in the render as a timeless choice for any apartment layout.
Although this concept will not rise anytime in the future, it does show is what could happen if construction was allowed to climb above current limitations in DUMBO and along the East River.