Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

On Prospect Park

Brooklyn, New York

2003 - 2009

Located on a prominent corner of Prospect Park in Brooklyn and adjacent to Grand Army Plaza, this landmark condominium building has panoramic views which include Prospect Park, the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor, and the Statue of Liberty. Conveniently sited, the location affords its residents optimal access to Brooklyn’s burgeoning cultural renaissance while being conveniently located within a short commute to Manhattan. Nearby attractions and historic sites include the Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

The fifteen-story condominium building contains a mixture of apartments ranging in size from 1,050-square-foot one-bedroom apartments to 2,050-square-foot three-bedroom apartments and duplex penthouse apartments. Virtually all apartments have balconies, each distinguished by spectacular views in various directions. The ground-floor level provides 3,500 square feet of lounge space for tenants, which includes a screening room and space for special events. Attended parking is available via an entry-level drop-off enclosed with translucent glass. There are eight private rooftop gardens, with one garden featuring park views available to all tenants.

The architecture is intended to enhance the urban space of Grand Army Plaza while establishing new relationships to the main arteries and the historic context. The base of the building respects the existing scale and diversity of the immediate context and completes the city block, while the tower lends landmark stature to the building within the overall urban setting. The building’s striking sculpted glass form promotes maximum transparency while reflecting the variety of the surrounding context. Natural sunlight animates this building, lending vitality to the surrounding streetscape, landscape, and community.

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