227 West Street’s Façade Reaches Both Pinnacles in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

OMA's future pair of skyscrapers at Greenpoint Landing. Developed by Brookfield and Park Tower Group.

Façade installation is getting closer to completion on 227 West Street, a two-tower residential development in the 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development along the East River in GreenpointBrooklyn. Designed by OMA and Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 30- and 40-story towers will yield 745 rental units, with 30 percent planned as “income-targeted” apartments, marketed in accordance with the Affordable Housing New York program. 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 superstructures, located off the corner of Eagle and West Streets.

Since our last update in late July, more of the precast façade panels have filled in the gaps in the exterior and now cover both buildings up to their pinnacles. The main areas awaiting completion are the vertical gaps where the exterior hoists and crane are attached.

227 West Street. Photo by Michael Young

U.S. Crane & Rigging, LLC recently disassembled the crane from the shorter tower, and it shouldn’t be long before its taller sibling’s crane comes down as well. The shorter building’s mechanical extension is well hidden behind an opaque paneling system with a color scheme and grid outline that matches with the rest of the walls below. Urban Precast is in charge of erecting and installing each of the panels.

227 West Street. Photo by Michael Young

227 West Street. Photo by Michael Young

227 West Street. Photo by Michael Young

227 West Street. Photo by Michael Young

Photos from a broader perspective reveal the scale of the project and the surrounding residential properties that have sprouted up along the East River over the past several years, including the Hunters Point South master plan immediately to the north. Overall, the Greenpoint Landing development is anticipated to yield 5,500 units, with 1,400, or roughly 25 percent, designated for permanent affordable housing.

227 West Street (second from the right). Photo by Michael Young

The wooden water tower and mechanical extension, last photographed and shown below, were cleverly tucked below the flat roof parapet.

227 West Street. Photo by Michael Young

Residential amenities include a swimming pool and a fitness center housed in the adjoining podium section located between the buildings. The property will also feature 8,600 square feet of retail space.

227 West Street is predicted to be finished sometime in the first half of 2022.

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6 Comments on "227 West Street’s Façade Reaches Both Pinnacles in Greenpoint, Brooklyn"

  1. A city I don’t recognize..

  2. David : Sent From Heaven. | October 7, 2021 at 9:18 am | Reply

    They are not single on the project, neighborhood wouldn’t jealous its a unique design. The most alluring feature to see, beneath crane into your photos; I thought I simply looked: Thanks to Michael Young.

  3. How cool would it be to know the height? Why is YIMBY missing this critical factor in recent stories about “tall” building? How tall is it? I went back to read 4 other stories about these tower on NIMBY, including the “Topping Out” release, and no height given. Why?

  4. Meh. I still don’t think this complex is that special.

  5. confused in st louis | October 7, 2021 at 7:01 pm | Reply

    Any ideas how windows under cantilevers are accessed to be washed? Can’t find video or explanation.

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