1 John Street

Last week I took a tour of the recently topped out 1 John Street, a residential building under construction at the northern fringes of Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Developed jointly by Alloy Development and Monadnock Development, the building sits prominently on the East River waterfront, surrounded by the soon-to-open John Street park. The 42-unit, 12 story condominium will offer two, three and four bedroom apartments designed by Alloy Development, founded by architect Jared Della Valle. For the design of the exterior facade, large windows set into brick follow a gradient in size, such that the ratio of solid to glass increases towards the top of the building. Beyond the waterfront views, the building's amenities include gym, bike storage, and landscaped roof deck with cabanas. On the first floor, the building will house an annex of the Brooklyn Children's Museum, currently located in the Crown Heights neighborhood.

1 John Street is slated for completion in 2016 and will seek LEED Gold certification.

Looking east towards the Manhattan Bridge with the west facade of 1 John Street (center).

Looking east towards the Manhattan Bridge and the west façade of 1 John Street.

West facade from John Street.

Looking up at the south facade from John Street.

Southeast corner from John Street.

Northwest corner detail.

View of the mechanical penthouse from the rooftop.

Looking northwest towards the Manhattan Bridge and Lower Manhattan from the rooftop.

Looking north towards the Lower East Side from the rooftop.

Looking northeast towards the Lower East Side and the Williamsburg Bridge.

Looking south towards Downtown Brooklyn.

View of the John Street park currently under construction.

Corner view from a northwest unit.

Curtain wall panels installed on a lower floor.

Corner view with curtain wall panels installed.

View of the Manhattan Bridge from a lower floor.

Curtain wall units awaiting installation on a lower floor.

Looking down to the John Street park under construction.

Corner view from a southeast unit. 

Looking northwest towards Lower Manhattan (background) and the John Street park (foreground).

Rendering of the north facade from the East River.

Architects: Alloy Development; Developers: Alloy Development and Monadnock Development; Program: Residential, Retail, Cultural; Location: DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY;Completion: 2016.