Brooklyn Point’s Exterior Work Reaches Final Stages in Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Exterior work is wrapping up on Extell‘s Brooklyn Point, a 68-story residential skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Alternately addressed as 1 City Point and 138 Willoughby Street, the 720-foot-tall tower currently stands as the tallest building in the borough. The project, which is the third and final component in the City Point complex, is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, and will yield 458 units with interior design by Katherine Newman. Homes range from studios to three-bedroom layouts with pricing from $850,000 to nearly $4 million.

Recent photos show the nearly finished look of the structure, with the vast majority of its curtain wall panels in place. The exterior hoist has been dismantled since our last update in April, and work is underway to fill in the gaps where it once stood.

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Another section awaiting completion is the lowermost floors, where green sidewalk scaffolding remains standing. This part of the façade features floor-to-ceiling glass surrounded by a row of dark rectangular frames that are further fitted with a sliver of thin, light fixtures.

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Meanwhile, the last remaining sheets of the protective blue film on the white metal panels facing Albee Square West should be peeled off soon, as the outside appears to be done.

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

The following photos show the last strip of the envelope being filled in on the slender western elevation where the elevator hoist was attached.

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point will feature a host of indoor and outdoor residential amenities that span 40,000 square feet and include al fresco dining facilities, changing rooms, showers, and an outdoor movie screen. There will be an indoor health and wellness center with a 65-foot-long saltwater pool, a 35-foot-high 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 situated among the podium.

The project’s most compelling amenity the 27-foot-long heated saltwater infinity pool on the roof deck. Designed by MNLA, the pool is perched 680 feet high on the northern corner of the skyscraper facing Manhattan, and is the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere. Its frame was lifted in one piece back in June 2019.

It looks like Brooklyn Point’s exterior could reach full completion by the end of the year.

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6 Comments on "Brooklyn Point’s Exterior Work Reaches Final Stages in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. David in Bushwick | November 16, 2020 at 8:09 am | Reply

    The longer you study it, well, just don’t.

  2. Though Brooklyn Point may not be the best of all the new Brooklyn high rise projects, I do think it’s a very good building neithertheless. The pattern of the glass on the tower I seem to find very amusing and I like the slanted roof design too. Brooklyn Point is fairly simple in design but yet I do really like it overall. I think it’s a very good addition to the Brooklyn skyline.

  3. It’s ok. I neither love nor dislike it. It’s at least somewhat original and breaks up the monotony that sets in with these apartment towers after a while. It’s a decent addition.

  4. Would also make a boutique office tower if you remove every other floor.

  5. Yesenia Gonzalez | November 17, 2020 at 4:17 pm | Reply

    Awesome, Serhant development!

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