As The Observer previously reported, Brooklyn Bridge Park had attracted a swell of high-profile development and design attention to the first new development parcel planned alongside the park. Calling for a hotel and luxury apartments, the competition attracted not only the firms we knew—Two Trees, Toll Brothers, Dermot, Extell and Hamlin—but also Starwood Capital (working with Hamlin), SDS Procida and Robert A. Levine. The latter are known for On Prospect Park and One Brooklyn Bridge Park, respectively.
All of them have hired top notch architects, offering the kind of dynamic neighborhood BBP president Regina Meyer said she was hoping for. The community was not exactly thrilled with what they saw at the unveiling of the designs tonight—more on that tomorrow—but without further ado, here they are.