Brooklyn Point is Soon-to-Be the Borough's Highest Tower

Written By Kristina Kennedy-Aguero | May 16, 2019 | Published in Urban Design, Neighborhood News
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This week, Extell’s Brooklyn Point Building has been crowned the tallest development in the borough. Brooklyn Point is the only residential building within the City Point megaproject and stands an impressive 720 feet high. This is Extell’s first venture in Brooklyn, and last week, the development team and representatives of the architects Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) celebrated the honor of constructing the borough’s tallest tower on the 63rd floor of the unfinished building. When completed next year, Brooklyn Point will reach 68 stories and have 485 condos.

The building features dark, double-height windows interspersed with bright aluminum panels to create a textured, wavy effect. Their angled geometry creates a fascinating interplay between the light and dark sections. The double-height lobby is attended 24/7 and the entranceway is lit by a custom-illuminated marquee. The lobby area has ceruse oak walls with inlays of copper and imported marble floors.

Famed for its meticulously crafted and highly customized environments, KPF designed the building’s single-family homes with custom millwork and imported stones. The condos are light and airy with magnificent views as far as the Rockaways to the south and the upper parts of Manhattan to the north. They cleverly designed the interiors to maximize space, and the details throughout are ultra-luxury. Homebuyers can select between nickel or custom copper fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms and either a dark or light palette color scheme. The kitchens come equipped with top-of-the-line appliances by Miele.

The building will offer 40,000 square feet of amenities, including the Western Hemisphere’s highest rooftop pool. The rooftop retreat has outside showers, as well as areas for al fresco dining and sunbathing. Residents can also enjoy a stargazing observatory, a rock-climbing wall, cycling and Pilates studios, a “forest adventure”, a pet spa, a fitness center, a stroller valet, and various lounges including a games lounge. There is also a wine library and a performance room. You can even book courtside tickets for an upcoming Nets game.

Condo prices start at $850,000 for a studio and top out at $3.5 million for a three-bedroom condo, and the building offers one of the last available NYC 25-year tax abatements. Extell claims that the building offers a new standard of luxury living in Downtown Brooklyn. Brooklyn Point is the final phase of the City Point project and residents will have easy access to all the dining, retail, lifestyle, and entertainment options that the new “town center” offers.

Brooklyn Point’s glory as the tallest building is not set to last for long. Alloy Development has just received approval for their project at 80 Flatbush, a tower that will stand at 840 feet high once construction is complete. Meanwhile, the Rabsky Group is seeking a rezoning of 625 Fulton Street where they hope to construct a 940-foot-high tower. And even more impressive are plans for a supertall tower that SHoP architects are planning on building by 2021. The slender tower at 9 DeKalb Avenue, which already has approval from the Landmarks Commission, is set to reach a whopping 1,066 feet high.


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