This 410,000sf, 31-story residential tower consists of 267-condominium units ground floor retail and over 400 parking spaces.
To take advantage of spectacular views to the south and the north, the building is oriented with its long axis in the east-west direction. The top four floors set back, providing terraces for the adjacent apartments and a graceful terminus to the building. The serrated plan provides corner window views for apartments on the north and south facades, maximizing exterior exposure from all apartments. Living rooms are typically located in a corner, with floor-to-ceiling windows; while bedrooms have punched windows.
The most striking architectural feature of the building is the sail-like window wall on the southern façade above the Manhattan Bridge: from the twelfth floor, the building footprint projects out in a series of stepped, gently curved forms. The more solid masonry and punched window façade is enlivened with this large expanse of window wall. This larger-scale feature is a visible and iconic element on the Brooklyn skyline. Its proximity to the Manhattan Bridge makes it an exciting kinetic sculptural form and a gateway to Dumbo.
At the corner of Jay and York Streets, immediately visible upon exit from the subway station, the third floor health club is a distinctive pavilion with a sloped metal roof, providing a pedestrian scale to the development. Ground floor retail and a landscaped entry court to the residential lobby at the corner of Jay and Front Streets bring light and activity to the street.
This project won an Award for Large Scale Residential from The Brooklyn Chamber of Congress in 2008.