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OMA’s ziggurat-inspired waterfront towers completed in Brooklyn

todayDecember 16, 2022

A pair of high-rise towers on Brooklyn’s Greenpoint waterfront has been completed for New York real estate companies Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group. The duo, known as Eagle + West, were designed by Rotterdam’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), with local designer Beyer Blinder Belle acting as executive architect.

The 30 and 40-storey towers lean into and away from one another, making the most of a small 11,000 sq ft floorplate. OMA describes them as “a ziggurat and its inverse”, with terraces and overhangs that create the appearance of a single block taken apart.

Echoing Greenpoint’s origins as a neighborhood of family farms, two levels of green space open to the waterfront. Altogether, the project contains 30,000 sq ft of public space and 30% of its apartments are affordable.

Jason Long, a partner in OMA, said: “Eagle + West reflects the collective ambition – with Brookfield, Park Tower Group, and the design and construction teams – to create a platform for living connecting past and future, indoor and outdoor, urban life and waterfront.

“The two towers create an ever-shifting presence that engages both the neighbourhood and the waterfront. It will be exciting to see how the project grows as people begin to make it their home.”

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