Brooklyn’s New Skyscraper to Feature Record-Breaking Rooftop Pool

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Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 68-story skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn will include the “highest residential infinity pool in the western hemisphere” on its roof.  You may recognize KPF’s work from a little building that is near completion called ‘30 Hudson Yards’.  Two brand new renderings show the infinity pool as part of a “rooftop oasis” that Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects has designed for the Brooklyn Point residential tower, which is set to become BK’s second tallest building once complete.

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At 680 ft above grade (720′ total), the pool will claim the title of highest residential infinity pool in the western hemisphere, according to a statement from developers Extell.  Currently, the SkyPark Infinity Pool at Moshe Safdie’s Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore is 650 ft high.

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The Brooklyn Point pool will be positioned on the corner of the skyscraper’s roof, where the building’s facades will angle down to provide swimmers with a view across to Manhattan.The rooftop amenities for residents will also include a wooden deck for sunbathing, a movie theater for outdoor film screenings, changing rooms and showers. Revealed in October 2017, Brooklyn Point is currently under construction as part of the final phase of the City Point development and is set for completion in 2020.

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It is set to be renamed 1 City Point, and join Extell’s neighboring City Point Tower One, which broke ground last year.  Architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has chosen to wrap the building with faceted glass walls that will surely stand out.  It will house 400+ residences, which are due to go on sale later this month starting at $840k.

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