Eagle + West, composed of two sculptural residential towers with complementary shapes, have added 745 rental units to a post-industrial waterfront in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Rising from a mixed-use podium on an expansive site, the towers include luxury penthouses on the top floors, numerous market rate rental units, and 30% of units designated for affordable housing.
Completed in late 2022, the development totals 860,700 sf, including 52,000-sf of parking.
One tower emulates a ziggurat; the other its inverse shape. The 300- and 400-foot towers are stacked in a bold dialectic, creating an aperture onto Manhattan.
Because of the project’s complex architectural geometry—with floorplates shifting every seven stories, and with the cantilever requiring diagonal columns that intersect uniquely with each floor—apartment layouts change from floor to floor.
A series of cascading terraces connect the property to the Greenpoint neighborhood
A bridge between the towers offers a pool and fitness center, while naturally landscaped open spaces feature ample green lawns, a picnic area, and garden walk.
In fall 2017, the Waterfront Alliance certified this first phase of Greenpoint Landing according to its award-winning Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) program for excellence in waterfront design and resiliency.
The development joins several 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.
As part of the project, the development extended Eagle and Dupont Streets to provide a public connection to the East River waterfront, a new pedestrian plaza, and a winding esplanade. Eagle + West has also contributed an additional 30,000 sf of public outdoor space to New York City.
Owner and/or developer: Brookfield Properties, Park Tower Group
Design architect: OMA
Architect of record: Beyer Blinder Belle (executive architect and interior unit designer)
MEP engineer: Cosentini Associates
Structural engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineering