(Rendering courtesy of OMA)

Renderings of two additional Greenpoint Landing mixed-use towers with 745 rental units (30 percent ‘affordable’) were released today resembling a “ziggurat and its inverse,” Curbed reports.

This is Brooklyn’s first development from the architectural firm OMA (founded by the esteemed Rem Koolhaas), who is also behind the McKinsey & Company Hong Kong office, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and the redevelopment of the Miami Beach Convention Center, among dozens of other “world-class” buildings.

(Rendering courtesy of OMA)

The two incongruent Tetris-esque buildings are part of the 10 building, 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development, bringing 5,500 apartments to the northern-most area of the neighborhood, abutting the  Nuhart Plastics Superfund site and on a Zone 1 hurricane evacuation area (most prone to flooding and future rising tides). One tower will be 30 stories and the second 40 stories with a total of 768,000 square feet of residential space and 8,600 square-feet for retail.

Landscape architecture and urban design firm James Corner Field Operations will design the waterfront green space in front of the towers and previously designed the greenery at the Highline in Manhattan.

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Developers Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group tapped Marmol Radziner and Beyer Blinder Belle to design the buildings’ interiors. Marmol Radziner, who debuted its work on the East Coast with Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Quay Tower, will design the buildings’ 20,000 square feet of indoor amenity spaces as well as contribute to its landscape design. Beyer Blinder Belle will kit out the buildings’ 745 apartments, and is also serving as executive architect on the project….

The development will see Eagle and Dupont streets extended towards the East River, and rise between them on the waterfront. The sites formerly served industrial uses, and have been closed off to the public.


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  1. These glorified shitboxes will blot out the sun, this offiically marks “the end” for northern greenpoint.

  2. I tell you if I lived on the top floors of that inverted building, I would have nightmares of it falling down or over and could never sleep.

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