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A new condo tower in Brooklyn lets residents swim in the clouds

Brooklyn Point features an infinity pool that’s nearly 700 feet above the street.

May 25, 2021 |
Infinity pool atop Brooklyn Point high rise

A 27-ft-long infinity pool gives residents of Brooklyn Point a panoramic view. Image: 7 Train Media

Extell Development Company’s first project in Brooklyn, N.Y., features the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere, 680 ft above ground level.

The 27-ft-long heated pool, designed by MNLA (https://www.mnlandscape.com/), sits atop Brooklyn Point, a 68-story 720-ft-tall residential tower with 483 luxury condos ranging from studios to three bedrooms and starting at $900,000. (Brooklyn Point offers one of the last 25-year tax abatements in New York City.) The building—which started receiving residents in October 2020 and whose finishing touches were completed earlier this year—was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and built by Lendlease.

MNLA was also the landscape architect on the recently opened Little Island, the $260 million park that floats over the Hudson River in New York City.


Brooklyn Point is the borough's tallest building

At 720 ft, Brooklyn Point is the borough's tallest building. Image: Cody Boone at SERHANT


Brooklyn Point offers more than 40,000 sf of space, designed by Katherine Newman Design, for lifestyle amenities and services. These include the triple-height Park Lounge, a chef’s demonstration kitchen, wine library, game lounge, screening and performance room, private study, children’s playroom, health and wellness facility with a 65-ft indoor saltwater swimming pool, 35-ft rock climbing wall, yoga studio, infrared sauna, squash/basketball court, children’s playground, landscaped rooftop retreat with a sundeck, al fresco dining areas, changing rooms, showers, and an outdoor movie screening area.

The infinity pool provides 360-degree views of the New York skyline. And the building itself anchors City Point, Brooklyn’s largest food, shopping, and entertainment destination, with over 600,0000 sf of retail that includes DeKalb Market Hall with 40 vendors, Trader Joe’s, Target, Century 21, and a dine-in Alamo Drafthouse cinema.


One of the 483 condos at Brooklyn Point

The interior design of Brooklyn Point leans toward “industrial chic.” Image: Brooklyn Point's website


KPF, on its website, states that it designed Brooklyn Point as two folded sheets. “The curtain is composed of stacked frames that create sculptural relief accented by an interplay of light and shadow. The custom, double-height frames accentuate the verticality of the building, and the facetted planes add depth and texture to the exterior.”

Toronto-based Katherine Newman Design borrowed from works of American and Danish icons of the 1950s to design Brooklyn Point’s interiors with “an artisanal expression blended with elements of Brooklyn industrial chic.”

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