Construction Begins on Brooklyn Waterfront Office Campus

Thor Equities' development will feature two heavy timber buildings totaling 795,000 square feet of office and commercial space.
Red Hoek Point, New York, rendering

Red Hoek Point, New York, rendering

New York—Thor Equities has begun development on Red Hoek Point, a 7.7-acre waterfront office campus located in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood.

“We are excited to present this unique new development, which will expand public access to the Red Hook waterfront, and provide an environmentally friendly and innovative environment for businesses operating in the creative and technology sectors in New York,” Joseph Sitt, Thor Equities’ CEO, said this summer when the project was first announced.

Designed by Foster + Partners, the development will feature two heavy timber buildings totaling 795,000 square feet of creative office space on three levels and 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.  Red Hoek Point will feature 125,000-square-foot open floor plates.

The site is surrounded by water on three sides and offers clears views of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan. It’s close by IKEA and Fairway Direct water taxi service, buses and a planned shuttle to nearby subway stations. The neighborhood also includes the Fairway Market and Erie Basin Park. Amenities will include a central open courtyard, a 1.8-acre green rooftop on each building, walking/meeting trails, bike valet, on-site underground parking and a kayak launch.

“Situated along the Brooklyn waterfront, the design pulls its natural surroundings into the site with a promenade, roof terraces and a green courtyard bisecting two low-rise building blocks,” Nigel Dancey, Foster + Partners’ senior executive partner, said in a prepared statement. “The design references the area’s industrial heritage, respecting the scale of the neighborhood, while creating flexible, innovative workspaces that will support new collaborative ways of work.”