Façade installation is continuing to progress on 227 West Street, a pair of 30- and 40-story residential towers with complementary stepped cantilevers and setbacks in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by OMA with Beyer Blinder Belle as the architect of record and developed by both Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the mixed-use project is part of the 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development along the East River. James Corner Field Operations is the landscape architect, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, Thornton Tomasetti is the façade consultant, and Highbury Concrete is responsible for building the 450- and 351-foot tall reinforced concrete edifices, which are rising right off the corner of Eagle and West Streets.
Since our last update in late April, the exterior panels have reached the parapet of the shorter, stepped building, while the taller, cantilevering tower’s façade is rapidly catching up.
The taller, 40-story tower features one of the most dramatic architectural flourishes on the East River waterfront with its cantilever, which stretches out 48 feet to the east and forms a diagonally stepped void with its residential counterpart to the northeast. The resulting puzzle-piece effect is most apparent when looking north and south across the East River from Manhattan. The eastern and western sides of 227 West Street are more slender and uniform in appearance, and one can also see the pattern of angled setbacks.
Residential amenities for 227 West Street include a swimming pool and a fitness center, both housed in the adjoining podium section. The waterfront property will also include 8,600 square feet of retail space. Thirty percent of the 745 rentals is planned as “income-targeted” apartments marketed in accordance with the Affordable Housing New York program. Greenpoint Landing as a whole is planned to yield 5,500 residential units, with 1,400, or roughly 25 percent, designated for permanent affordable housing.
YIMBY predicts that 227 West Street will be finished sometime in the first half of 2022.