Edge Construction Update: First Wall Rises From the Mud
We haven't reported on Douglaston's "Williamsburg Edge" development in a while since our "Extreme Jenga" post on June 16th, to be exact. Its been pretty much dig, dig, dig...pound, pound, pound since early spring. But in light of this week's posts on Gowanus Lounge and Curbed, we thought we'd mention that as of Wednesday morning, the project has officially gone vertical.
Workers removed forms to reveal the site's first wall - a concrete basement wall at the northwest corner of Kent Avenue and North 6th. Until that moment, all the work had been limited to excavation, pile driving and foundation work. Now the first building is officially "going up" (and our sweeping vista and natural light's days are officially numbered).
The East River site was financed to the tune of $600 million earlier this year, and will eventually sport several towers, some midrise buildings, as many as 900 apartments and 100,000 square feet of retail. Consider it Battery Park City's cousin Vinny from Brooklyn.