Northside Piers: Topping Out
In a bit of architectural synchronicity, just as their future neighbor The Edge begins scratching around the back yard, appearing to break ground on its first building, the crew that's been on a tear next door on Kent Avenue over at Northside Piers, today began placing the forms that will hold the concrete for that building's roof. Not bad, considering the first piles were driven just 11 months ago.
While not as dramatic as the topping out of a steel-framed structure: the hoisting of a ceremonially-painted and autographed steel beam, the potted evergreen that symbolizes "this is the top" (what's up with that, by the way?), nevertheless this is a big moment in the saga of Williamsburg/Greenpoint rezoning.
If we're not missing something, this is the tallest structure between Dumbo and Long Island City, and all eyes will be on it this Fall, waiting to see how fast it sells.