New York-based developer Extell has surpassed another milestone for 138 Willoughby Street, aka Brooklyn Point, in Downtown Brooklyn. Construction workers have now lifted and assembled the steel frame for the highest residential infinity-edge pool in the western hemisphere. The 27-foot-long pool is now in place on the roof deck of the 68-story, 720-foot-tall skyscraper, part of the third and final phase of the City Point complex.
Kohn Pedersen Fox is the designer of the new structure, while SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. AD 100 designer Katherine Newman is designing interior spaces. Brooklyn Point will yield 458 units, ranging from studio to three-bedroom units. The pool will be open from spring to fall.
The pool sits on the northern corner of the floor plate and will provide future occupants expansive views of Lower Manhattan, Midtown, the East River waterfront, Long Island City, and uninterrupted sunrise and sunset lighting.
The building’s total amenity space will total nearly 40,000 square feet. The outdoor areas will also include al fresco dining facilities, changing rooms, showers, and a movie screen. The podium floors will house an indoor health and wellness center that is set to come with a 65-foot-long indoor saltwater pool, a 35-foot-high indoor rock climbing wall, a yoga studio, a pilates and cycling studio, a squash and basketball court, a spa with an infrared sauna, men’s and women’s steam rooms, and a hot tub. Closings for the units are expected to begin in early 2020, with pricing starting at $850,000.
Brooklyn Point is expected to be finished and open to residents early next year.