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