Exterior work is finishing up on One Bell Slip, a 30-story residential tower in Greenpoint, Brooklyn‘s Greenpoint Landing waterfront master plan. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 369-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure will yield 292,029 square feet and 414 residential units, with 124 slated for affordable housing, as well as 992 square feet of commercial space on the lower floors. The tower is being built at the corner of Bell Slip and Commercial Street along Newtown Creek and East River waterfront.
Most of the remaining panels have been installed since our last update in August. The construction elevator has been dismantled and only a few sections of the gap remain to be filled in.
Recent photographs show the flat western elevation facing the East River relatively finished. The last parts of the façade that have yet to enclose the building are located on the upper floors on the opposite eastern side facing Commercial Street. There is a section of dark panels waiting to cover the mechanical equipment and roof parapet, and several residential floors in need of their floor-to-ceiling windows.
Residents facing east toward the rest of Greenpoint and Long Island will have sunrise views, while those looking west will have panoramas of the Midtown Manhattan skyline across the East River. Amenities are slated to span around 20,700 square feet and include a co-working and conference work area, a lounge, fitness studios, yoga and exercise rooms, a children’s playroom, a dog wash room, and two outdoor terraces with a swimming pool deck.
YIMBY last reported that the Greenpoint Landing development as a whole calls for ten newly constructed buildings, 5,500 residential units with 1,400 designated for permanent affordable housing, a K-8 public school, and a park designed by James Corner Field Operations. The closest subway from the project site is the G train, located a half mile away at the Greenpoint Avenue station. The Greenpoint ferry terminal sits to the south at the western end of India Street, though it has been temporarily closed.
One Bell Slip’s completion date is uncertain, but based on the current state of construction, work could wrap up in the next few months, perhaps around the middle of the year.