Foster and Partners recently unveiled their plans for a gargantuan new office complex on the Red Hook waterfront. Located in the former Revere Sugar Refinery, the massive project will consist of a four-story, timber-framed building with 600,000 square feet of office space and 23,000 square feet of retail space. In addition to the new building, the design also calls for a publicly-accessible waterfront esplanade, rooftop terraces, and a central courtyard.
Although the new Foster-designed project doesn’t have any tenants just yet, the developers are reportedly looking for technology, advertising, and media companies to fill the buildings. To attract innovators, the offices will have open floorplans (up to 100,000 square feet) that will be adaptable to different types of technologies. Additionally appealing to prospective tenants will be the stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan skyline from the complex.
The project will hopefully help to revitalize the Red Hook waterfront area. The new public esplanade will connect to the Brooklyn Greenway, surrounding the offices with a natural environment and creating a vibrant public space for the neighborhood.
Construction on the new office complex is slated to begin this summer.
Via Curbed NY