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Amenities-packed luxury tower boasts "West's highest infinity pool"

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Brooklyn Point's swimming pool is situated 680 ft (207 m) above the city streets
Brooklyn Point's swimming pool is situated 680 ft (207 m) above the city streets
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Brooklyn Point's swimming pool is situated 680 ft (207 m) above the city streets
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Brooklyn Point's swimming pool is situated 680 ft (207 m) above the city streets
Brooklyn Point's swimming pool area includes seating and dining areas, an outdoor movie screening space, and a stargazing observatory
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Brooklyn Point's swimming pool area includes seating and dining areas, an outdoor movie screening space, and a stargazing observatory
Brooklyn Point's distinctive facade is inspired by folded sheets, says designer KPF
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Brooklyn Point's distinctive facade is inspired by folded sheets, says designer KPF
Brooklyn Point rises to a total height of 720 ft (220 m), which is a little taller than the rooftop pool's position of 680 ft (207 m) due to the rooftop design being recessed
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Brooklyn Point rises to a total height of 720 ft (220 m), which is a little taller than the rooftop pool's position of 680 ft (207 m) due to the rooftop design being recessed
Brooklyn Point's interior decor was handled by Katherine Newman Design
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Brooklyn Point's interior decor was handled by Katherine Newman Design
Brooklyn Point's 68 floors include a total of 458 residences
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Brooklyn Point's 68 floors include a total of 458 residences
Brooklyn Point's apartments include floor-to-ceiling windows, offering stunning views of the Manhattan skyline
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Brooklyn Point's apartments include floor-to-ceiling windows, offering stunning views of the Manhattan skyline
Brooklyn Point's apartments range in size from one to three bedrooms
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Brooklyn Point's apartments range in size from one to three bedrooms
Brooklyn Point's extensive amenities include a rock climbing wall
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Brooklyn Point's extensive amenities include a rock climbing wall
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With so many luxury skyscrapers in New York City, it's tricky for developers to stand out from the crowd. The recently completed Brooklyn Point, by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), tackles this by offering extensive amenities, including what the Extell Development Company says is the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere.

The building rises to a height of 720 ft (220 m), which is a decent-sized tower but not up there with the really huge NYC skyscrapers like the 1,550-ft (472-m) Central Park Tower and 1,428-ft (435-m) 111 West 57th Street – the first and second-tallest residential skyscrapers in the Western Hemisphere, respectively.

That headline-grabbing infinity edge pool is heated and has a total length of 27 ft (8.2 m). It's situated on the building's rooftop, some 680 ft (207 m) above the bustling city streets below, offering near-360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline and surrounding areas. Other amenities up there include seating and dining areas, an outdoor movie screening space, and a stargazing observatory.

There are even more amenities down in the building proper, which sits atop a retail podium, including a lounge, bar, co-working space, a chef's demonstration kitchen, wine library, game lounge, screening room, private study, children's playroom, indoor saltwater swimming pool, rock climbing wall, and more.

Brooklyn Point rises to a total height of 720 ft (220 m), which is a little taller than the rooftop pool's position of 680 ft (207 m) due to the rooftop design being recessed
Brooklyn Point rises to a total height of 720 ft (220 m), which is a little taller than the rooftop pool's position of 680 ft (207 m) due to the rooftop design being recessed

Brooklyn Point's 68 floors host a total of 458 residences, which range from studio apartments to three-bedroom residences. Interiors are handled by Katherine Newman Design and it's all as trendy and high-end as you'd expect, with floor-to-ceiling glazing, Miele appliances, and copper fixtures, oak flooring, and marble countertops.

If you're in the market for a new Brooklyn pad yourself, homes start at US$900,000, which is expensive, but to put it into perspective, the apartments in Central Park Tower, also by Extell Development Company, start at $6.5 million and rise to over $100 million.

Sources: KPF, Extell Development Company

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3 comments
3 comments
paul314
27 feet of length? So basically a slightly oversized hot tub?
Dirk Scott
“West’s highest”, West’s longest, West’s biggest etc., etc. “The West’s” epithet is getting repetitive, isn’t it? How about “Second highest, second longest, second fastest” instead. Less jingoistic, but more accurate.
Brian M
Looks vey precarious! But great if you have little imagination or not seen the movie 'The Mechanic 2' !