Construction has topped out on One South First, formally called 260 Kent Avenue, in the Williamsburg waterfront development of Domino Park. This is the second new structure to rise from the master plan that aims to revitalize the site of the Domino Sugar factory. The reinforced concrete building now stands 435 feet high and will soon yield 330 rentals, 66 affordable units, and 150,000 square feet of office space among 22 floors, as well as 13,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. COOKFOX is the architect of the tower while Two Trees Management is the developer.
The tower stands prominently above Williamsburg, and can easily be seen from across the river in Manhattan, especially along East Houston Street.
Work has progressed quickly since the building’s two legs were conjoined in mid-January. The curtain wall panels, which now cover more than half of the structure, are continuing to be individually assembled and set in place. Though one South First currently dominates the surrounding landscape, it will soon be eclipsed in prominence by the next phase of development, which should commence soon after construction wraps up.
One South First will reportedly finish work in the second half of 2019.