Construction Tour: 420 Kent Avenue

Looking south along Kent Avenue.

Construction is ongoing at Spitzer Enterprises' 420 Kent, the three-tower, 857-unit residential development on the South Williamsburg waterfront. Designed by ODA New York, the massing for each of the 22-story towers breaks down a simple rectangular extrusion into a collection of shifting boxes. Along with adding visual interest, the massing strategy also increases the number of corner units in each tower and adds outdoor terraces atop the shifting boxes.

Curtain wall installation is ongoing at all three tower sites, with the northernmost tower nearly fully clad. The floor-to-ceiling glass in the apartments will offer views to the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn, and the nearby Williamsburg Bridge.

Southeast corner.

Looking up at the east facade.

When completed, the project will offer a range of amenities including a sunken courtyard, private park, two rooftop pools, a community garden, individual roof terraces, and 400 feet of public waterfront access.

Looking down on the lower terraces with future outdoor pool deck on the right.

Stepping private and amenity terraces.

Panoramic view of Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn from the rooftop.

Facade detail.

Rooftop pool deck.

Residential unit, with Lower Manhattan views, under construction.

West facade at the East River waterfront.

The project will also add 77,000 square feet of outdoor space, including a boardwalk along the East River.

Southwest corner from the East River.

West facades from the East River.

West facades from the East River.

Architect: ODA New York; Developer: Spitzer Enterprises; Program: Residential; Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY; Completion: 2018.