Tower 77’s Façade Wraps Up at 77 Commercial Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Exterior work is nearing completion on Tower 77, a two-tower residential development at 77 Commercial Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by CetraRuddy and developed by Clipper Equity, the architecturally identical 30- and 40-story towers will collectively yield 811,000 square feet and 520 rental units, with 200 designated for affordable housing. The 331- and 429-foot-tall reinforced concrete superstructures both sit atop a seven-story podium that will contain 25,000 square feet of retail space and a 300-vehicle below-grade parking garage. Ray Builders is the general contractor and Hatfield Group is the façade consultant for the property, which is located next to the Greenpoint Landing master plan near the intersection of Commercial and Box Streets.
Façade installation had just reached the concrete bulkheads at the time of our last update in January. Since then, the extensions have been covered with black netting and scaffolding as workers enclose their surfaces with a dark envelope as depicted in the main rendering. Below, the façade is almost entirely complete, and the expansive glass curtain wall reflects the sky within the bronze-paneled grid.
An additional bulkhead was also constructed atop the podium and is visible from across Commercial Street.
The hoist along the southern corner of the shorter 30-story tower was also dismantled and the gap in the grid of floor-to-ceiling windows has been filled in.
Additional cladding now covers the concrete lot line wall against the abutting northeastern neighbor. The color matches the appearance of the bronze-colored envelope.
Little progress has occurred on Box Street Park, a new waterfront park designed by MPFP to the southwest of Tower 77, but work should pick up once construction on the buildings gets closer to completion. Amenities will include a fitness center, children’s playroom, swimming pool, and outdoor terrace atop the podium, and additional offerings that have yet to be disclosed.
The nearest subway from the complex is the local G train at the Greenpoint Avenue station to the southeast. Also nearby is the 7 train at the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue station, which can be accessed by walking across the Pulaski Bridge and over Newtown Creek to the Hunters Point, Queens neighborhood.
YIMBY anticipates Tower 77 to be completed sometime near the end of the year, or early 2024 at the very latest.
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