See Brooklyn Bridge Park’s contested Pier 6 towers taking shape

The two residential buildings are coming along

The pair of residential towers set to transform Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 are finally taking off after a long-stemmed battle between the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the Brooklyn Heights Association. Construction photographer Field Condition was recently on site and managed to capture a few progress photos.

The building located at 30 Bridge Park Drive, known as Quay Towers, is just beginning to take off and has made a small footprint with just a few stories rising above ground so far. Once complete, the Eran Chen-designed building will stand 23 stories high and be home to 126 apartments, ranging in size from two to five bedrooms with prices going from $1.9 million. Many of the pricey pads will include permanently protected views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline. Sales are expected to launch some time this spring.

50 Bridge Park Drive.

Over at 50 Bridge Park Drive, the smaller of the two buildings, is close to topping out. This oneis a rental development that is set to rise 15 stories with 140 apartments (100 will be affordable units). Both buildings are being developed by RAL Companies, Oliver’s Realty Group, and Vanke U.S., while ODA New York is the architect of record.

Last July, a judge denied an emergency request to halt construction on the property, filed by the Brooklyn Heights Association as part of an contested legal battle to keep the towers from rising. The neighborhood group alleges that the buildings provide excessive housing and that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation is violating an agreement with the BHA to only develop the amount of housing that is necessary to fund the park’s financial needs.

30 Bridge Park Drive.
30 Bridge Park Drive.

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