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Jonathan Bernstein has proposed two towers on the Greenpoint waterfront designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The building to the project's left is an approved 400-foot tower while the one on the right is a model of a potential development.
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The site is currently occupied by a huge warehouse.
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A site plan shows the developer's proposal to build ample public space around his 470-foot tower (1) and 200-foot tower (2), as well as two piers, one for ferry service, the other an historic sloop. Click here to view larger.
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A key feature of the project is demapping adjacent streets and turning them into public parks, creating more usable open space but also a larger lot for the project to rise from.
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Another main feature is waterfront access. The developer has also proposed creating a pier to house an historic sloop currently looking for a permanent tie up.
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Bernstein is not the first developer to flaunt zoning restrictions in the area. A project immediately to its north designed by Ishmael Levya received approvals earlier this year to rise to 400 feet, 100 feet higher than allowed under the zoning.