Two Blue Slip, Greenpoint Landing

Client Brookfield Properties, Park Tower Group
Location New York City, NY
Status Completed in 2020

Two Blue Slip is visually defined by a curving central core element that rises into an organic tower top.

Located on 22-acres of waterfront in Brooklyn, Greenpoint Landing is transforming this formerly industrial area into a new multi-building development. The plan reestablishes the neighborhood’s waterfront connection through the creation of new streets, new housing, new waterfront parks, and a new public school, all designed to integrate into Greenpoint’s already thriving, diverse community.

Two Blue Slip is the newest residential tower within the development and includes 421 rental units in a 40-story tower. The tower sits atop a 3-level podium in a trapezoidal shape, designed to define the street wall and to relate in scale, texture and materiality to 1 Blue Slip across the street. A series of brick piers arranged in regular modules provide a rhythm of solid and void in the streetscape and form the framework for a system of divided-light windows and glass storefronts provided at the lobby and other entrances.

Above, the tower floorplate is slightly rotated from Commercial Street to maximize the views towards the East River and Midtown Manhattan. The tower is composed of three interlocking volumes; two rectangular shapes are offset from one another and connect to a curving central core element that rises past both volumes and defines the building top in an organic form. The two rectilinear forms each use thick banding to break down the massing, but are visually distinguished from one another through a varied use of brick and metal.

The completion of Two Blue Slip also includes the next phase of the Waterfront Access Plan which provides additional public access to the Greenpoint waterfront.

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The adjacent One Blue Slip, completed in 2018, is more rectilinear in form.

Scope

Design Architect Architect of Record Interior Designer (Residential Lobby & Unit Design)

Design Partner(s)

Interior Designer (Interior Amenities) - Gachot Studios

Visualizations & Photography

Visuals Field Condition QuallsBenson