Scheduled for completion in Spring 2024, this new 700,000 sf mixed-use is part of Two Trees Management Company’s Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment. At the southernmost point of the parcel, the buildings will anchor a new 11-acre public park and be adjacent to “Domino Square,” a piazza open park space. The project highlights the iconic fabric of the neighborhood while reestablishing the city’s vital waterfront connection.
Selldorf’s design comprises two towers with dedicated lobbies atop a shared seven-story podium. The south tower will rise 550 feet with 55 floors and 400 units and the north tower will be 450 feet high with 39 floors and 160 residential units. Apartments will range from studios to four bedrooms, with setbacks on the top floor of each building to accommodate two levels of penthouse units with terraces. The shared podium will house 40,000 sf of interior amenities, with retail space at the ground level.
The towers are clad in an iridescent, pearl-like, porcelain tile that reflect the sky, creating a continually changing, animated effect on the façade. The podium façade is comprised of light grey granite with custom reflective back-painted grey glass spandrels wrapping around each level to further enhance the luminous character. The podium’s structural columns are articulated by glazing between granite piers. Columns that are not structural are narrower, creating a rhythm and hierarchy. Large windows below the spandrels are set on a metal structural panel, creating a layered effect.
Residential amenities are located on the fourth, 5 and 6 levels of the podium with an elliptical-shaped staircase connecting the three floors. The fitness center, on 4 and 5 levels, will include an aquatic suite opposite a loggia, with an operable window system for cold-weather months and river views. Other amenities include a children’s playroom, coworking space, and multi-sport simulators. On the sixth floor, a 6,500 sf triangular-shaped terrace will serve as a lounge with landscaping, seating and outdoor pool. The amenities will feature a 5,000 sf terrace, on the 8 level with eight semi-private entertaining areas around the perimeter with furnishings and equipment for grilling. Four adjacent apartments will have private terraces looking out upon the green. Both terraces will be accessible for residents of either tower.
The buildings’ tilt-and-turn windows will allow ample daylight and views that overlook the East River north to midtown Manhattan, as well as the city’s three iconic bridges, downtown Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. The apartments will have light oak floors and well-appointed kitchen and baths with marble and travertine finishings.
(Photography credits: Ivane Katamashvili / Rendering courtesy of Two Trees Management Co.)