With the arrival of spring, the Toll Brothers’ Pierhouse residential development at Brooklyn Bridge Park has revealed the majority of its park-facing facade to the public.
Marvel Architects’ design features a 106-unit residential project spread over two buildings, 90 and 130 Furman Street. The split between the two buildings was conceived to allow the Squibb Park Bridge to pass through for easy pedestrian access between parks.
Unfortunately, the bridge has been closed to pedestrians since August of 2014 for repairs (and is now the subject of a lawsuit).
An adjacent outpost of Starwood Capital Group’s 1 Hotel, part of the same project and located to the north of the apartments, has yet to open to the public despite its exterior completion some time ago.
The scaffolding is almost entirely gone from the Furman Street facade, revealing copper-toned metal panels and punched windows. Meanwhile, the west facade of limestone clad piers and large glass window walls lags behind, with the south building yet to reveal its west elevation.
When completed, the west facade will seek to tie the building into the park with planted, private terraces that step down towards the land.
Consideration of the buildings’ integration into the surrounding park also led to the design of a four-story opening at the separation between hotel and condo. This will allow for better pedestrian flow between the park and the surrounding neighborhood.
Marvel Architects‘ many Brooklyn projects include Pacific Park’s 664 Pacific Street and St. Ann’s Warehouse. Toll Brothers, known mostly for big projects in Manhattan, codeveloped Williamsburg’s Northside Piers.
Pierhouse has been one of the most controversial developments in Brooklyn in recent years for its height, which community groups contend blocks views from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
Sales launched in 2014. Construction is slated to wrap up at the Pierhouse and its neighboring hotel later this year.
[Photos by Field Condition]
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