This is now the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere
BROOKLYN Point, the tallest residential building in Brooklyn, has just opened the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere.
Sitting atop the 68-storey tower - 207-metres above the New York borough - the pool is even higher than that of the famous infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore.
Offering sweeping views of the iconic Manhattan skyline, the landscaped rooftop is designed by Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects and features an urban retreat with al fresco dining areas, an outdoor movie screening space, as well as a stargazing observatory.
The building itself is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), the renowned architecture firm behind the recently topped out 383-metre Autograph Tower in Indonesia and Manhattan’s latest supertall, 343 Madison Avenue.
Above: Brooklyn Point now holds the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere. Image courtesy of Cody Boone.
Brooklyn Point has 483 luxury residences ranging from studios to three-bedrooms behind its sculptural façade with oversized windows.
The tower also has more than 3,000 square metres of amenities, including outdoor dining, a fitness centre, a yoga and Pilates studio, a rock climbing wall, squash courts and basketball courts.
Brooklyn Point is just one of a number of new skyscrapers rising in the borough as New York’s famously vertical skyline extends beyond Manhattan island.
Excavation work has just begun on 625 Fulton Street, a proposed 286-metre skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn.
The tower will hold 68,655 square meters of office space, 5,625 square meters of retail space, and 902 residential units.
Designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), the development will also have affordable housing and 640-seat elementary school.
Just down the road construction is continuing on the 335-metre 9 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn’s first supertall skyscraper.
Designed by SHoP Architects, when completed it will be the tallest building in New York outside of Manhattan.