Two Trees has a new proposal for the area just north of Domino Park. Like the Domino Sugar complex, the proposal is over-the-top, ambitious, and largely out of scale with the rest of the neighborhood. But now that the quaint, lovable Williamsburg of old is ruined anyway, we say bring it on.
Developers Two Trees Management—also behind the Domino megaproject—unveiled a proposal to build two mixed-use towers, up to 650-feet-tall, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), and a six-acre park with access to the East River, designed by James Corner Field Operations (the firm behind Domino Park and the High Line). The waterfront development will stretch from Grand to North 3rd street on River Street….Perhaps one of the most noteworthy aspects of the project is its Field Operations-designed public waterfront park, with community input, which will have a circular esplanade extending into the East River, a sandy beach, tidal pools, a fishing pier, salt marsh, a boating cove on North 1st Street, and an amphitheater. There will also be community kiosks with 5,000 square feet worth of space available to community partners, kayak rental, among other things.