Olympia Passes Halfway Mark at 30 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Rendering of Olympia in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Credit: March MadeRendering of Olympia in DUMBO, Brooklyn, courtesy of March Made

Construction has passed the halfway mark on Olympia, a 26-story mixed-use residential building at 30 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Developed by Fortis Property Group and designed by Hill West Architects with Workstead handling interiors, the 270-foot-tall structure will yield 76 condominium units. A new teaser site has also been revealed for the property, which is bound by Front Street to the north, Washington Street to the east, and York Street to the south.

Photographs show the unorthodox-shaped reinforced concrete superstructure beginning to make an impact on Brooklyn’s waterfront skyline. The sail-like massing should top out sometime in the next few months, possibly before the end of summer.

30 Front Street, aka Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

30 Front Street, aka Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

30 Front Street, aka Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

30 Front Street, aka Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

30 Front Street, aka Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

30 Front Street, aka Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

30 Front Street, aka Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

The first envelope panels have begun installation, and are composed of floor-to-ceiling glass surrounded by dark metal panels. They were seen going up on the first floor above the multi-story podium on the northeastern corner facing the Brooklyn Bridge. From here, the floor plates and perimeter columns start to extend outward before constricting towards the center of the superstructure. The upper portion of 30 Front Street will feature a series of stepped private outdoor terraces with unobstructed views up and down the East River of the skyline between the Financial District and Midtown.

30 Front Street, aka Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

30 Front Street, aka Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

30 Front Street, aka Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

30 Front Street, aka Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

The project name is derived from a waterfront village named Olympia that later became part of the Parish of Brookland. Residential amenities include a lounge, a sauna and spa, gym and a yoga room, and a swimming pool. Below are additional renderings created by March Made illustrating various angles of the exterior architecture.

Olympia at 30 Front Street. Rendering by March Made

Olympia at 30 Front Street. Rendering by March Made

Olympia at 30 Front Street. Rendering by March Made

Olympia at 30 Front Street. Rendering by March Made

Olympia at 30 Front Street. Rendering by March Made

YIMBY previously reported a completion date for December 2021, as noted on the construction board, though sometime in the first half of 2022 is more likely.

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6 Comments on "Olympia Passes Halfway Mark at 30 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn"

  1. This one is iconic.

  2. Andrew Porter | May 24, 2021 at 9:51 am | Reply

    Last week, I took photos of the building from the 21st floor of 140 Cadman Plaza West, if you want to see them.

  3. if only 96th and Broadway had a small amount of this inflection to lighten it’s presence on the busy corner, and give life and animation to the intersection……opportunity lost, EXTELL…..

    • 96th & Broadway is in a contextual zoning district; the zoning requires them to build a shorter, blockier building.

  4. This design is so unique and yet so cool. I love it.

  5. STEVEN DOLLAR | May 24, 2021 at 10:51 pm | Reply

    Desperately Seeking affordable housing for me and my daughter, i have a disability

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