Two-Tower Greenpoint Landing Project Begins Ascent at 221 West Street in Brooklyn

OMA's future pair of skyscrapers at Greenpoint Landing. Developed by Brookfield and Park Tower Group.

Construction is above street level at 221 West Street, a pair of 30- and 40-story residential towers in the Greenpoint Landing development in GreenpointBrooklyn. Known as “Greenpoint Block D,” this phase of the the 22-acre riverfront master plan is designed by OMA and is being developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, which broke ground on the site back in November 2019. Beyer Blinder Belle is the architect of record.

Recent photos show the burgeoning superstructure at the site, which is located on Eagle Street between West Street and the East River waterfront. The first floor is settling, while scaffolding and supports have been assembled for the start of the second story. Steel rebar and yellow guardrails can be seen from across the river, revealing the scale of the project’s footprint.

221 West Street. Photo by Michael Young

221 West Street. Photo by Michael Young

OMA collaborated with DeSimone Consulting Engineers to design the 40-foot cantilever on the taller western tower. The shorter eastern edifice has a simpler stepped setback design that contrasts with its sibling’s form, creating a striking puzzle-piece effect. Both buildings will feature the same curtain wall design, which will consist of pale-hued precast concrete panels surrounding eight-foot-square windows.

Residential amenities at 221 West Street include a swimming pool and a fitness center, both housed in the adjoining podium section. The property will also include 8,600 square feet of retail space. Twenty percent of the 745 rentals are planned to be “income-targeted” apartments marketed in accordance with the Affordable Housing New York program. A landscaped park designed by James Corner Field Operations with multiple lawn areas, picnic space, and outdoor seating will round out the project’s offerings.

Below are some renderings depicting the overall aesthetic and building massing for OMA’s mixed-use development.

Greenpoint Landing Block D (Renderings courtesy of nuur.nu and OMA)

Greenpoint Landing Block D (Renderings courtesy of nuur.nu and OMA)

Looking at the Empire State Building through the pair of towers. Rendering courtesy of OMA and Bloom.

Greenpoint Landing Block D (Renderings courtesy of nuur.nu and OMA)

Greenpoint Landing Block D (Renderings courtesy of nuur.nu and OMA)

A completion date for 221 West Street has not been announced.

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5 Comments on "Two-Tower Greenpoint Landing Project Begins Ascent at 221 West Street in Brooklyn"

  1. That is one giant area!
    Personally, this doesn’t seem like an all bad project actually.

  2. Capturing both the Empire State Building (right background) and the Metropolitan Life Tower (left background) in their lit-up glory is masterful.

    • the reason why there’s still the desire to capture images of those two buildings, is because they don’t look like THESE two buildings.

  3. Randall Cummings | July 29, 2020 at 5:09 pm | Reply

    Will they merge eventually?

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