Construction is finishing up on Eagle + West, a pair of stepped and cantilevering 30- and 40-story residential towers at 227 West Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by OMA and Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the project yields 745 units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, with 224 residences designated as affordable housing. Marmol Radziner is the interior designer, DeSimone Consulting Engineers served as the structural engineer, Thornton Tomasetti was the façade consultant, and Highbury Concrete constructed the property, which is located at the corner of Eagle and West Streets. James Corner Field Operations designed the adjacent riverfront esplanade to the west.
Since our last update in late February, the construction elevator has been dismantled from the southern elevation of the taller tower and the remaining façade panels have filled in the exposed gaps in the reinforced concrete superstructures. Most of the glass railings have been installed across the numerous setbacks on both buildings, with the exception of the broad terrace on the upper portion of the 40-story building. Some other minor finishing touches are also underway, such as on the all-glass volume in the center of the podium.
From the East River, Eagle + West stands out from the rising crop of towers with its distinctive interlocking volumes of setbacks and cantilevers. The development joins a number of completed and upcoming skyscrapers in the Greenpoint Landing master plan, which will yield 5,500 apartments in a mix of market-rate and permanently affordable units, a waterfront park designed by James Corner Field Operations, and retail space.
The below photo shows the completed look of the entrance at 227 West Street. From below, the sunlight creates an interesting pattern of shadows on the sculpted concrete surface.
Eagle + West features 42,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor residential amenities that include a fitness center with a cycling studio and yoga room; an outdoor terrace with lounge areas, grills, and a bocce court; an indoor lap pool; an outdoor swimming pool; a coworking center with conference rooms; a crash pad space with a big screen TV, sound system, and projector; a workshop room; a game room; a children’s playroom; and a test kitchen.
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I surprise even myself at how much I absolutely, positively loathe this new trend of cantilevered buildings. Like, these are some of the ugliest things I’ve ever seen.
Agree. Where is Frank Lloyd Wright when you need him. The reason that they are grotesque is that there is no vertical center line that “tricks” one’s eyes into seeing that the structure is balanced. Take a look at FLW’s “Waterfall” house. I’m still a NY’er in my heart, even though I live in Phoenix about six miles away from FLW Taliesen West.
Very unique a pair of stepped and cantilevering, 30 and 40-story residential towers. On the sculpted concrete surface, with the sunlight creates pattern of shadows. I can see on its full appearance for photos, showing stunning stepped stand out from afar: Thanks to Michael Young.
I’m looking forward to the end of the “JINGAISM” period!🤗
I wish “architects” would stop playing with Leggos when “designing” these buildings.🤔
By the time the construction is conpleted, and the first tenants move in, they are already dated!
Hate these. Stop the madness already.
I think Pfizer or Moderna should develop a vaccine for “Cantilever FEVER”!!!
Bizarre and unnecessary.
These cantilevered and Jenga buildings are an eyesore and painful to look at because they are not balanced. It actually hurts your eyes to look at them.
I like it. But then again I don’t b%# about every single project -like most people on this website.
The Yimby forum – mostly a message board for people that love to find negative in EVERYTHING.