Construction work is ramping up for the office conversion of the 140-year-old Domino Sugar Refinery at 292 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and developed by Two Trees, the project is the centerpiece of the Domino Sugar master plan by SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations and involves the construction of a massive barrel-vaulted glass roof atop the former factory. When complete, the structure will top out at 235 feet tall, while the interiors will be gutted and restored. Levels one through four, as well as 14 and 15 will have their ceiling spans increased, and the 16th floor will be eliminated.
Façade installation is nearing completion on One Bell Slip, a 31-story residential tower in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 369-foot-tall structure will yield 413 units spread across 292,029 square feet, as well as 992 square feet of commercial space. The project is located at the corner of Bell Slip and Commercial Street along the Newton Creek and East River waterfront and is part of the Greenpoint Landing riverfront development.
Construction has topped out on 227 West Street, a pair of 30- and 40-story residential towers in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by OMA with Beyer Blinder Belle as the architect of record and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 450- and 351-foot tall towers are part of the 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development along the East River. 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 superstructures.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 88-36 139th Street in Jamaica, Queens. Located between 89th Avenue and Hillside Avenue, the lot is three blocks east of the Jamaica-Van Wyck subway station, serviced by the E train. The Briad Group under the BH Jamaica, LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction has passed the halfway mark on 9 DeKalb Avenue, a 73-story residential skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn and the Outer Boroughs’ first supertall at 1,066 feet tall. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS, the tower will soon eclipse the 720-foot-tall architectural height of Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Brooklyn Point to secure the title of the tallest building in Brooklyn. 9 DeKalb Avenue will yield a total of 425 rental apartments and 150 condominiums.