Brooklyn’s Tallest Building Tops Out

Extell Development Co.’s Brooklyn Point stands 720 feet tall. The luxury property will include 458 condos as well as the highest rooftop infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere.
Brooklyn Point.
Brooklyn Point. Image courtesy of Extell Development Co.

Extell Development Co. has topped out its first Brooklyn project, Brooklyn Point. At 720 feet, the condominium tower is the tallest building in the borough. Completion of the property is scheduled for early 2020.

The 68-story skyscraper will encompass a total of 458 studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, ranging in size from 549 to 1,499 square feet. Pricing starts at $850,000. Kohn Pedersen Fox delivered the design plans, while AD100 designer Katherine Newman handled building interiors. The project benefits from 25-year tax abatement.

Located at 138 Willoughby St. in the borough’s downtown area, the asset isadjacent to Long Island University Brooklyn and close to 11 subway stations. Additionally, Brooklyn Point is being erected as part of the 600,000-square-foot City Point, the borough’s largest food, shopping and entertainment destination. Trader Joe’s market, Target, Century 21, Alamo Drafthouse movie theater and DeKalb Market Hall are just some of the complex’s tenants.  

Multi-layered amenities

Amenities at Brooklyn Point will spread across more than 40,000 square feet and will include a rooftop infinity pool—the highest in the Western Hemisphere—landscaped rooftop area with a sundeck, changing rooms and showers.

Brooklyn Point will encompass a series of health and wellness amenities such as a 65-foot saltwater swimming pool, a 35-foot rock climbing wall and yoga studio, Pilates and cycling studios, a squash/basketball court, an infrared sauna, men’s and women’s steam rooms and hot tub. The building is also set to feature a signature bar, salon, fireplace and coworking space as well as a chef’s demonstration kitchen, wine library, game lounge, screening and performance room and private study.

The Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects-designed outdoor area is slated to include a ninth-floor landscaped terrace with al fresco dining areas, gas grills, a putting green, fire pit, lounge areas, terrace bar and the Forest Adventure children’s playground.

As the tallest building in the borough, Brooklyn Point represents a milestone for Brooklyn. The Brooklyn marketplace now competes with Manhattan,” said Extell Development Co. Senior Vice President of Development Ari Alowan Goldstein, in a prepared statement.