Friday, December 28, 2012

Greenpoint's 10 Luxury Towers Moving Forward

Brooklyn developer Park Tower Group is moving ahead with plans to construct ten luxury residential towers on 22 acres of Greenpoint waterfront. Handel Architects designed the mega-project, called Greenpoint Landing. The developer expects to break ground on the first two towers before this summer. The previous tenants occupying the lots, mainly the Boardwalk Empire set, have moved out. The luxury development will bring 4.2 million square feet of mixed-use buildings with approximately 4,000 apartments, of which 20 percent will be affordable.

Greenpointer's green with envy for not all those shiny towers over in Williamsburg and in Long Island City, will not need to be for too much longer.

The first two towers to be built are set to rise on the northernmost section of the 22-acre site, according to a Park Tower spokesperson. An adjacent parking lot for MTA vehicles at 65 Commercial Street is set to be turned into an athletic field.

Handel Architects' plans call for much more than just ten towers rising 30 to 40 stories high. Plans also include a futuristic pedestrian bridge over Newtown Creek, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, to connect Greenpoint and the Queens West development in Long Island City.

The developer has confirmed that the site will feature a marina as well as the largest East River pier as the centerpiece of the waterfront experience.

Indoor amenities will include concierge and valet service, fitness center and spa, racquetball court, golf-simulator, children’s playroom and movie screening room.

Unique outdoor space will include a seasonal putting green / ice rink, and a large amenity deck overlooking with swimming pool, hot tub and barbecue area. Indoor parking will be accessible to all residents, and restaurants and other retail establishments will be incorporated throughout the entire project.