The exterior of the second building in the ever-growing Domino development in Williamsburg is getting close to the finish line.
Designed by COOKFOX Architects (the architect of record is Bhaskar Srivastava of dencityworks), the double-towered building at 260 Kent Avenue (alternately known as 1 South 1st Street) topped out at 42 stories a few months ago.
A recent visit to the site revealed the white precast concrete facade is almost complete, except for a few strips running from the ground floor to the top of the building. The concrete was cast with 3D-printed molds, according to the architect’s website, and the design was inspired by sugar crystals — a reference to the former Domino sugar factory.
One of the towers, which will be dedicated to office space, will end at 22 floors. The 42-story tower is residential and will have a planned 332 units and private roof terraces on the 28th floor. According to building permits, which don’t usually specify, 66 of those units will be income-restricted.
There will be two retail spaces on the ground floor (famed Bushwick pizza-shop Roberta’s will occupy one of the retail spaces), with commercial office space, an exercise room, a residential recreation room, a kid’s playroom and a reading room.
The building will start leasing this summer, according to the building’s teaser website.
The twin, interlinked design is similar to the first building completed as part of the development, the 16-story donut-shaped residential building at 325 Kent Avenue, near the southern end of the site.
Two more residential buildings are planned for the Two Trees project. One will be located at 280 Kent Avenue, right next door to the recently topped-out building, and the other at 346 Kent Avenue, taking the place of North Brooklyn Farms, which closed down in December 2018.
When completed, the entire development is expected to add approximately 2,800 new apartments and 4 million square feet of space to the area.
[Photos by Susan De Vries unless noted otherwise]
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