There are signs of construction progress at the first site in the Greenpoint Landing mega project, 21 Commercial Street. The low rise structure will house 93 affordable units in a brick and metal clad, 6-story building fronting Commercial Street at the intersection of Franklin Street. Steel for the ground floor is now rising above the construction fence clad in artwork by local artist Greg Lamarche.
Eventually, the waterfront mega project will include 10 towers and about 5,000 units, over 400 of which will be permanently affordable. Also included in the development will be a waterfront park from James Corner Field Operations and a K-8 public school on the corner of Franklin and Dupont Street.
Architects: Handel Architects; Developers: Greenpoint Landing Associates (Park Tower Group); Program: Residential, Retail, Education, Park; Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.