Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Brooklyn Point Nears Full Completion in Downtown Brooklyn

The infinity pool atop Brooklyn Point. Rendering by Williams New York

Work is nearing completion on Brooklyn Point, the borough’s tallest skyscraper at 720 feet and number 19 on our countdown of the tallest construction projects underway in the city. Developed by Extell and designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the 68-story residential tower is part of the City Point complex in Downtown Brooklyn and is formally addressed as 1 City Point and 138 Willoughby Street. The property will contain 458 units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, with interior design by Katherine Newman. Ryan Serhant and his newly established brokerage, SERHANT, will handle sales for the homes, which will range from $850,000 to nearly $4 million.

Recent photos show the structure and its glass and white metal façade externally finished, with just a little work awaiting completion on the multi-story podium.

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

Brooklyn Point. Photo by Michael Young

One of the biggest draws for Brooklyn Point is its residential amenities, which are reported to 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 most prominent amenity, however, is the 27-foot-long heated saltwater infinity pool on the roof that overlooks the East River and Manhattan skyline. Designed by MNLA, the pool is perched 680 feet high on the northern corner and holds the title as the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere. This can be seen in the aerial rendering below.

The infinity pool atop Brooklyn Point. Rendering by Williams New York

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

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12 Comments on "Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Brooklyn Point Nears Full Completion in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. As I’ve said before on YIMBY, I really like Brooklyn Point. I still like the pattern of the facade and the slanted roof line. Overall, it’s a great addition.

  2. My palms are “sweating”, just thinking about swimming in an infinity pool 700 ft. above the street! I prefer a pool in the GROUND! 😨

    • OH! Lordy, Lordy…I DO feel for you Chris, and for your existential anguish & concern about misplaced infinity pools. In fact I myself am also “sweating”. I’m sweating about oue increasingly glaring income inequality and poverty, made so much worse in an ill-managed pandemic. These privileged folks, wallowing in their 700 foot high infinity pool, will have a great view of the squalor in nearby public housing and other struggling communities, many of whose residents are on the verge of eviction at the hands of ever-more greedy landlords. In our funhouse fabrication of a trickle-down economy, these Brooklyn Pointers can trickle-down their piss from their penthouses on the rest of us below, as they laugh their asses off on their way to the bank. However, as in all societies that choose to ignore the needs & struggkes & sufferings of a majority of their people, “Let them eat cake” only works for a while…..

  3. Maybe they should think about installing swimming pools on commercial Airplanes.

  4. another step in gentrification

  5. I like the slenderness of this one. The podium is really nice too.

  6. I agree with Stan Chaz.

  7. YAY! More apartments no one can afford, while many residents have moved out of NYC. I’ve seen this area change a lot over the last 30 years, but not enough to warrant those prices. Gentrification is disgusting.

  8. Guess you don’t remember what a lot of Brooklyn was like 40 yrs. ago.

  9. Constance Awelenje | December 26, 2020 at 3:41 am | Reply

    Send me an application.Theres going to be a swimming pool. It all sounds great.

  10. Does the entire 68 floor building get use of that tiny pool? Can’t imagine the crowding in summer.

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