The East River waterfront towers are now topped out | Elevated Angles LLC

Nearly 18 months after breaking ground, Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group’s Greenpoint Landing towers have officially topped out at 300 feet and 400 feet.

OMA, the architect behind the pair of mixed-use skyscrapers, released images of the feat this week, revealing the progress made and zooming in on the design’s striking 48-foot cantilever and pivoting volumes, previously described by OMA as "a ziggurat and its inverse.” 

The waterfront project was first announced in March 2019 and kicked off construction soon after that fall. The towers are expected to welcome their first residents in spring 2022.

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    When complete the North and South Towers will boast 30 and 40 floors respectively, offering 745 units of mixed-income housing (30 percent earmarked affordable under Mandatory Inclusionary Housing) and nearly 8,600 square feet of ground-floor retail. A bridge linking the two towers will house a pool and gym and offer sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.

    "These towers, our first in Brooklyn, have reached an important milestone made possible by the perseverance of Brookfield, Park Tower Group, BBB (Beyer Blinder Belle), and the entire construction and design team during an unprecedented time," Jason Long, OMA Partner-in-Charge, said. "It’s exciting to see our collective efforts take shape on Greenpoint’s dynamic skyline." 

    Greenpoint Landing master plan aerial rendering | Brookfield Development Partners

    The two towers are part of the greater 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development. This master plan incorporates more than 5,500 residential units (1,400 designated affordable), a new pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade public school, and four acres of public open space designed by James Corner Field Operations (of Highline and Domino Park fame, and now the upcoming River Ring master plan). 

    In 2005, the city rezoned 184 waterfront blocks in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. That same year, the project's developers purchased the subject 10-block parcel at 227 West Street (then a lumber yard) for $44 million.