YIMBY Scopes the Views from the Topped-Out Olympia at 30 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY attended a topping-out celebration yesterday afternoon at Olympia, a 26-story mixed-use residential edifice at 30 Front Street in DUMBOBrooklyn. Developed by Fortis Property Group and designed by Hill West Architects with Workstead handling interiors, the 401-foot-tall tower is the tallest structure in the neighborhood and will yield 76 condominium units with sales and marketing led by Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of the Eklund Gomes Team at Douglas Elliman and Karen Heyman at Sotheby’s. Olympia is situated on a relatively narrow triangular plot bound by Front Street to the north, Washington Street to the east, and York Street to the south. Urban Atelier Group is managing construction, Manhattan Concrete is creating the reinforced concrete superstructure, and King Contacting Group is in charge of the CMU work, exterior insulation finish systems, and roofing.

Construction progressed steadily since our last update in May, when the superstructure had just passed the halfway point and the first of the dark gray façade panels and floor-to-ceiling windows had just begun installation. Now, the exterior panels are rapidly rising and enclosing Olympia’s perimeter as the upper floors finish settling with the aid of temporary supports.

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Among Olympia’s biggest selling points are its direct, unimpeded views of the Financial District and the entire span of the Brooklyn Bridge. Despite the clouds, the panoramic view stretching from Downtown Brooklyn to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Midtown Manhattan was spectacular, and the setting sun behind the iconic skyline is sure to be a treat for residents.

Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge from Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Downtown Brooklyn seen from Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Hudson Yards and the Manhattan Bridge seen from Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Midtown, Manhattan seen from Olympia. Photo by Michael Young

Though the concrete superstructure is now complete, the building has yet to reach its final height. The tower will eventually be capped by a sloped crown, completing the elegant curved outline of the slim western elevation facing the East River and Lower Manhattan. This can be seen in the rendering below, along with the set of outdoor terraces facing west. Olympia will feature 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, although a complete list has yet to be disclosed.

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

Olympia will be finished by next summer.

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9 Comments on "YIMBY Scopes the Views from the Topped-Out Olympia at 30 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | August 4, 2021 at 8:54 am | Reply

    It changes and updates on progress, all reported photos from you are what a lucky structure. So loved to the whole design now: Thanks to Michael Young.

  2. Beautiful. The design of this building is just so unique, especially with that curve. The facade treatment is also very high quality. And those views are just incredible– with the Brooklyn Bridge leading into Lower Manhattan and the ever-evolving Midtown. Everybody behind this project should be proud.

  3. Amazing how all the photos ignore the fact that before this, the view north along Henry Street was of the Gair Building on Main Street with the towers of the Manhattan Bridge in the distance. Now, we get this enormous carbuncle blocking the view—and likely to throw sun reflections where they’re not wanted.

    I know hat eveyrhing Brooklyn Heights values—traditionally low buildings, a 50 foot height limit to new construction, replacement windows that have to look like the old ones, etc.—is anathema to everything YIMBY stands for, but this is an especially vicious cut.

    • Reactionary bogus argument. If it was up to people like you NYC would be frozen in place and nothing would be allowed to change to protect your privilege. Absolutely horrifying prospect, glad you’re not in charge.

  4. That’s going to fit in nicely

  5. Steve Pearlston | August 5, 2021 at 5:51 am | Reply

    Rip-off of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

    • The only thing you’re looking at is the curve. Everything else is VERY different, compared to the Burj Al Arab.

  6. 401 feet? According to your own previous reporting (and by the obvious looks of it compared to other buildings nearby) this was supposed to be 26 stories and 270 feet tall, which makes sense. I mean, I wish it were true that it was taller, but why can’t you keep your facts in your own reporting straight? Nice photos though.

  7. Yes I’m ready for son apartment please send me a application thank you

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