Cantilevering One South First Tops Out Over Domino Park, in Williamsburg

One South First is now topped out. Photo by Michael Young

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 shipping cranes from the Domino Sugar Factory have been preserved in Domino Park as a connection to the site’s history. Photo by Michael Young

The bottom floors of One South First by the exterior hoist. Photo by Michael Young

Close-up of the curtain wall, which is more than halfway up the northern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The upper half of the building is fully formed and awaiting the exterior envelope. Photo by Michael Young

The northern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

One of the panels being lifted by the crane. Photo by Michael Young

The tower stands prominently above Williamsburg, and can easily be seen from across the river in Manhattan, especially along East Houston Street.

One South First from the Beekman Residences. Photo by Michael Young

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.

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