Greenpoint Gets Twin Condos, Complete With Pool, Trees, Spandrel Glass

Chic in chic Greenpoint

The ultra-modern, ultra-chic architects at Meltzer/Mandl are conquering Brooklyn, one warehouse- to- condo conversion at a time. First came the curvaceous Vanderbilt in Clinton Hill. Up next? A pair of “strikingly modern” apartment buildings, with 130 units, at 110 Green and 133-137 Huron Street.

The concrete and glass condos will be “contextual with the scale of the surrounding buildings”–Meltzer and Mandl sure know how to sweet talk–yet the firm promises to bring dynamism to the defunct Greenpoint manufacturing district.

As for that vibrancy, there will be a 360-foot window of colored spandrel glass, plus 16 new trees, a public roof terrace and pool. Spandrelific!

The full release, as always, is after the jump.

Max Abelson

Meltzer/Mandl Energizes Greenpoint with Design of Twin
Six-Story Condos at 110 Green Street and 133-137 Huron Street

Award-winning Architects Help to Transform Industrial Area with Startling Modern Design of 130 Unit Condominium with Roof Terrace, Pool and Parking

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (August 14, 2006) – Award-winning Meltzer/Mandl Architects, PC, has designed two strikingly modern six-story condominium properties with an aggregate of 130 units at 110 Green Street and 133-137 Huron Street. The project is being built on the combined sites of two former warehouses, on contiguous blocks, in traditionally industrial Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The concrete and glass buildings will be contextual with the scale of the surrounding buildings, but will bring a much needed and dynamic presence to a semi-defunct manufacturing district.

Composed of glass with a colored spandrel glass window wall spanning 360 feet of frontage, the design integrates the street’s front heights and setbacks, while creating a vibrant streetscape within the neighborhood. Located on a through-lot site, the architects have designed a covered glass parking area and pedestrian passageway on two levels, which will serve to connect the Green Street and Huron Street buildings. There will be 65 parking places for the residents and such other amenities as a public roof terrace and pool. The breakdown of the units comprises 71 one-bedroom apartments; 55 two-bedroom apartments; and 4 three-bedroom apartments. In addition, 16 new trees are being planted in front of the buildings.

“We are creating a totally different vocabulary for this neighborhood,” points out David Mandl, a principal of the New York-based architecture firm. “These buildings will bring about a new energy and will undoubtedly serve as a proper benchmark for future building here.”

The Developers Group has been retained as the exclusive sales and marketing agent for the property and the developer is 110 Green Development, LLC. Construction begins in September 2006, with completion anticipated for March 2008.

About Meltzer/Mandl Architects, P.C.
Meltzer/Mandl Architects was founded by Marvin H. Meltzer, AIA NCARB and David Mandl, AIA and have won six major industry awards for their work. The firm, totaling 35 people, combines the expertise of architects, urban planners, interior designers and construction managers, with individuals who have development and real estate finance backgrounds. Large enough to offer a full range of services, the firm’s size also assures that every client and project receives the direct attention of the principals. In addition to its other areas of expertise, Meltzer/Mandl is one of the most active multi-family architects in the New York region, responsible for creating more than 10,000 units of housing.

Greenpoint Gets Twin Condos, Complete With Pool, Trees, Spandrel Glass