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