Hunter's Point South

Client Gotham & Ridgewood Bushwick
Location New York City, NY
Status In Design

This two-tower project creates a new presence on the city's skyline, and a visual marker for the Hunters Point South community.

Hunter’s Point South is a new million square foot development on the Queens waterfront, with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. The two-parcel project is being developed by Gotham and senior housing developer Ridgewood Bushwick.

The project will include over 1,100 units, 80% of which are designated affordable, distributed between a 57-story and a 33-story tower.

The shaping and materiality of both buildings was selected to relate to the variety of buildings that have been built along the Queens waterfront. The all-glass corner of the taller tower is set back from the street, providing pedestrian breathing room. Up above, the upper base and tower are broken apart by glass reveals. The upper base rises to varying heights along all sides, creating a sense of rhythm. Three varying colors of red brick define the volumes as well, while providing visual coherence. The tower is “wrapped” on the northeast and southwest corners by a red brick lattice, expressed with oversized rectangular openings. A sharply angled form emphasizes the tower's top and marks the building on the skyline.

The upper base of the smaller tower is primarily a mix of red brick, with glass reveals breaking up the massing. The dark brick and white metal panel of the tower defines the building architecturally. The language of the tower also breaks apart the upper base on the south facing elevation, and is carried all the way to the street.

The lower bases of both buildings include large spans of transparency over a variety of retail spaces and residential lobbies. The design breaks the street level experience into a series of smaller elements. Framing these spaces are columns of brick, accented with single bands of horizontal brick in a contrasting color. Stone bases anchor the brick columns, while entrances are capped with black metal louvers and suspended metal canopies, in appreciation for the area’s industrial past.

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