Image source: Handel Architects (click for larger image)
Recently, Greenpointers wrote about a large development coming to Greenpoint from the Park Tower Group, who owns a 22 acre piece of land at the tip of Greenpoint. More details about the development:
“Their proposed development, dubbed Greenpoint Landing, will ultimately result in 10 residential towers between 30 and 40 stories high totaling 4,000 units of housing – 20% of which will be affordable. Handel Architects designed the project and, according to their website, the development will feature a new marina, seasonal putting green, ice rink and even possibly a footbridge to Long Island City.“
This footbridge would be designed by Santiago Calatrava and it would connect the waterfronts of north Brooklyn and Queens. Calatrava is known as the designer of the WTC transit hub in Manhattan.
Right now, Greenpoint is accessible from LIC via the Pulaski Bridge and one can also take the East River Ferry to get from LIC/Hunters Point to Greenpoint’s India Street landing. To some, bringing these two neighborhoods together just makes good sense, since they are so much a like in a lot of ways – you can see it in the architecture (the pervasive saltbox homes, as well as brick rowhouses come to mind), in particular. High rises on the Greenpoint waterfront will join the family of highrises on the LIC waterfront, with this development in place.