It’s no surprise that the supertall savants at Extell–who are currently constructing the 1,550-foot Central Park Tower as the world’s tallest residential building–used their first foray into Brooklyn to smash yet another sky-high record. The Post reports that the developer’s City Point tower, dubbed Brooklyn Point, will boast the highest rooftop pool in the entire city. Sitting at the top of the 720-foot luxury condo at 138 Willoughby Street, it will be a 27-foot-long saltwater infinity pool, complete with a full lounge area, a stargazing observatory, and space for outdoor movie screenings.
The pool is taking the title away from Long Island City’s 500-foot 1 QPS Tower. Curbedreports that it “will be perched 680 feet above Downtown Brooklyn, and will be designed by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects.” According to the Post:
Open from the spring through the fall, the pool will feature mosaic glass tiles and be surrounded by lounge chairs for sunbathing and socializing on a Brazilian ipe-wood deck surrounded by planters filled with flowers, shrubs and even trees. The pool area will include outdoor showers, changing rooms and plenty of space for al fresco dining.
Extell released a teaser website for Brooklyn Point back in October ahead of its sales launch. The 68-story, Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower will be the tallest building in Brooklyn until it’s surpassed by JDS’ 1,000-foot 9 DeKalb Avenue. It will have 458 units, a mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedrooms, ranging from $840,000 to $4 million. Other amenities will include a fire pit, wine room, pet spa, stroller valet, a “forest adventure,” rock climbing wall, and yoga, pilates, and cycling studios. Additionally, residents will have access to City Point’s 600,000+ square feet of retail and dining offerings, such as DeKalb Market Hall, Trader Joe’s, and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
Brooklyn Point will join two other residential buildings at City Point, the Brodsky Organization’s 7 DeKalb and City Tower. Construction is already underway and it’s expected to be completed in early 2021.