- Brooklyn Point is now the tallest building in Brooklyn at 720 feet.
- The unfinished residential tower will include 40,000 square feet of amenities, including a rock-climbing wall, a pet spa, yoga and pilates studios, a terrace bar, a wine library, a “forest adventure” playground, a stroller valet, and more.
- The developers claim it will also have the highest rooftop infinity pool in the western hemisphere.
- Residences in the luxury building cost between $US850,000 and $US3.4 million and it’s expected to be completed in 2020.
- Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
A skyscraper under construction in Brooklyn is now the tallest building in the borough at 720 feet, and the luxury tower is offering some over-the-top amenities to go along with its considerable height.
Brooklyn Point, an unfinished, 68-story luxury tower in Downtown Brooklyn, will include more than 40,000 square feet of amenities, including what the developer, Extell Development, calls the highest residential infinity pool in the western hemisphere on the rooftop.
The tower, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, will house 458 studio to three-bedroom condos, priced between $US850,000 and more than $US4 million, when it’s finished in 2020. It will also offer an indoor pool, a pet spa, a wine library, and much more.
With a surplus of luxury residences available in New York City, residential buildings are offering increasingly outrageous amenities to attract tenants, from residence-only bars and restaurants to private rooftop pools. Jason Fudin, cofounder and CEO of WhyHotel, a pop-up hotel service that operates in brand new, unleased luxury apartment buildings, recently told Business Insider that this “amenities war” between luxury apartments is a fairly recent development.
“There’s an amenities war going on,” Fudin told Business Insider’s Lina Batarags, “but that’s a big change we’ve seen over the past 10 years. Buildings used to squeeze amenities into a space, and now those amenities are actually what you advertise.”
Here’s a look at the extravagant amenities that will be on offer in Brooklyn’s tallest building.
The 35-foot wall climbing wall overlooks double-height windows. With its custom wood floors, the space can also be used as a yoga studio.
Chef’s demonstration kitchen
Residents can use the kitchen themselves or bring in a professional chef.
“The oversized upholstered seating and large screen provide a cinematic venue to binge watch movies, act out your favourite plays with friends or cheer on your favourite sports teams,” reads Brooklyn Point’s amenities website.
The wine room, which includes a tasting area, opens up to the terrace.
The tower will include a sumptuously decorated Park Lounge that opens to the terrace and comes with 35-foot ceilings and multiple fireplaces.
Landscaped terrace lounge
A landscaped terrace on the ninth floor will include a terrace bar, a fire pit, outdoor dining areas with gas grills, and a putting green.
“Forest adventure” playground
Also on the terrace will be a play area with a two-story fort with a slide, a topiary teepee, and water sprayers.
Residents will be able to enjoy custom billiards, ping-pong, and foosball tables, along with a large screen, multiple gaming consoles, and classic arcade games in the game room, which is adjacent to the terrace.
Indoor children’s playroom
In addition to the outdoor “forest adventure” playground, Brooklyn Point will include an indoor playroom with forts, slides, toy cubbies, and reading nooks.
The 11th-floor fitness center features floor-to-ceiling windows and a separate room for stretching and private training.
Indoor pool and spa
The pool area will come with a hot tub, an infrared sauna, men’s and women’s steam rooms, and locker rooms.
Rooftop infinity pool
On the roof will be the highest residential infinity pool in the western hemisphere, according to Extell Development.
Next to the pool will be a landscaped “rooftop retreat” with a sundeck, outdoor dining areas, showers and changing rooms, and an outdoor movie screening space.
Brooklyn Point’s array of lavish lifestyle amenities will also include a stroller valet service, a 24-hour concierge, a pet spa, private storage, a bike room, a dry cleaning valet, and a refrigerated storage area for Fresh Direct or Trader Joe’s deliveries.
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.