Preparations for construction appear to be underway at the site of the River Street Waterfront Master Plan, Bjarke Ingels Group‘s proposed two-skyscraper, 1000-unit complex along the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn. Developed by Two Trees, the project includes the 600-foot-tall 87 River Street and 650-foot-tall 105 River Street, as well as the alteration of the shoreline to create a circular beach, a 2.9-acre park, and two breakwaters directly to the north of the six-acre Domino Park.
James Corner Field Operations
Developer Two Trees has revealed plans for a mixed-used development with a beach on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, the River Street Waterfront Master Plan proposal calls for two mixed-use towers and the redeveloping of land adjacent to the six-acre Domino Park, also a Two Trees project.
The former Department of Sanitation facility on the Gansevoort Peninsula in Hudson River Park will soon be a 5.65-acre park with a beach. This week Hudson River Park Trust unveiled renderings of the public space designed by James Corner Field Operations, also responsible for the High Line, South Street Seaport, Greenpoint Landing, and Domino Park.
As construction continues on one of the city’s largest waterfront developments, YIMBY took a tour of 325 Kent Avenue, ahead of Domino Park’s opening on June 10th. Once it opens, the park is expected to be the largest public space in the Five Boroughs to debut in 2018. The landscaped area extends over six acres, one acre more than the Hudson Yards plaza opening this Fall.
In less than eight weeks, the Domino Sugar Factory’s redevelopment is expected to open up six acres of landscaped public space on 1,200 feet of the Williamsburg waterfront. Two Trees Management is developing the land, immediately north of the Williamsburg Bridge. The master plan includes square-arch motifs in three of the four new buildings, indicative of this project’s relationship with the bridge as the gateway to North Brooklyn. The public space has been designed by James Corner Field Operations, who also designed the new High Line Park.