325 Kent Avenue

Architecture, New Developments, Rentals, Williamsburg

325 Kent, Domino, Two Trees, SHOP Architects, Williamsburg

Photo: Adrian Gaut

Now that the doughnut-shaped 16-story waterfront rental building at 325 Kent Avenue is nearly complete, you can take a look at some seductive new snaps of interiors and amenity spaces to see if it lives up to the hype. The first structure at the 11-acre Domino Sugar Factory site to open, the 522-unit riverfront tower brings something new to ogle to the famously rezoned Williamsburg neighborhood’s veritable city of glassy condo towers that surround the landmarked Refinery building.

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building of the year, Features

Last day to vote for 6sqft’s 2017 Building of the Year!

By Emily Nonko, Mon, December 11, 2017

This year was all about new development redefining the New York City skyline. Construction moved along at a rapid pace, whether it be the topping out of Richard Meier’s tower at 685 First Avenue or foundational work kicking off at Brooklyn’s first supertall 9 Dekalb. In the next several years we’ll see these buildings open and show off apartments at sky-high prices, but for now, we get to enjoy the construction process on some of the most notable new architecture to come to New York.

We’ve narrowed down a list of 12 news-making residential structures for the year. Which do you think deserves 6sqft’s title of 2017 Building of the Year? To have your say, polls for our third annual competition will be open up until midnight on Monday, December 11th and we will announce the winner on Tuesday, December 12th.

VOTE HERE! And learn more about the choices.


FREE RENT: This week’s roundup of NYC rental news

By Ondel Hylton, Wed, August 23, 2017

Images (L to R): 325 Kent, Instrata Gramercy, 63 Wall Street and Watermark LIC

  • Instrata Gramercy: No Fee Rentals with Commanding Manhattan Views Offering Free Month’s Rent [link]
  • Court Square’s Watermark LIC Now Ready for Habitation; Studios from $2,307/Mo. [link]
  • New Listings at 63 Wall Street Offer 1 Month Free Rent [link]
  • Up to Two Months Free + $1000 Security Deposits at The Olivia on West 33rd Street [link]
  • One Month Free Rent and Reduced Security Deposit at The Fairfax in Lenox Hill [link]
  • Carter Reviews SHoP’s Nearly-Finished Domino Sugar Rental 325 Kent, No Fee Apartments from $2406/Mo. [link]



Construction Update, Starchitecture, Williamsburg

325 Kent Avenue , Domino Sugar Factory , James Corner Field Operations, SHoP Architects

Image by CityRealty

Just over one year ago, 6sqft reported on the initial climb of 325 Kent Avenue, the first tower of the SHoP-designed Domino Sugar Refinery master plan slated for the Williamsburg waterfront. Now, CityRealty shares that the building is nearly finished with its distinct, upside-down U-formation standing tall. When complete, the 189-foot, 400,000-square-foot building will be the second largest residential structure in the neighborhood (just after 2 North 6th Street), fronted by a spectacular 11-acre park designed by James Corner Field Operations that will open next summer.

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Brooklyn, CityRealty, Manhattan, Queens, Rentals

Images (L to R): 325 Kent Avenue, Capitol at Chelsea, 82 South 6th Street and West 54th Apartments

  • 325 Kent to Open this July on the Former Domino Sugar Site; New Renderings & Pricing Revealed [link]
  • Don’t Be Boxed-Up This Summer: Outdoor Amenities Reign at This Midtown Rental Just Two Blocks from the Greenway [link]
  • South Williamsburg Has a New Boutique Rental – And It’s Sure to Fill-Up Fast [link]
  • FRANK 57 WEST Offers a Sneak-Peek at Interiors, 65-Unit Rental Set to Open This Summer [link]
  • If Location is Everything, Look No Further Than Two Lincoln Square; Now Leasing with 2 Months Free [link]
  • At 21 Chelsea, Sophisticated and Stylish Apartments Are Now Leasing with $500 Deposits [link]
  • This Landmarked Art Deco Tower in the Financial District Has All the Modern Conveniences [link]
  • A Look Inside Renovated Rentals in a Handsome Chelsea High Rise [link]


Major Developments, New Developments, Rentals, Williamsburg

260 Kent; rendering courtesy of COOKFOX

Two Trees Management will break ground next month on 260 Kent Avenue at the corner of Grand Street and Kent Avenue, the second building to rise at the Domino Sugar Williamsburg megaproject site. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the 462,000 square-foot, 42-story mixed-use tower on the site of the former sugar manufacturing facility will create “a prominent visual corridor that leads to the East River waterfront,” according to a press release.

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Construction Update, New Developments, Rentals, Williamsburg

Things are moving ahead swiftly at the Domino Sugar Factory since Two Trees broke ground at the three million-square-foot Williamsburg mega-development last spring. In November, the lottery opened for 104 affordable units at 325 Kent Avenue, the first building at the site. Designed by SHoP Architects, who are also responsible for the project’s entire master plan, the $200 million tower has now topped off at 16 stories, and the skybridge connecting its two wings has also gone up. CityRealty paid a visit to the construction site and got a look at these new views, as well as the copper cladding that’s taken shape on the lower face of the building.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Williamsburg

Brooklyn rentals, NYC skyscrapers, Brooklyn developments

Earlier this fall, the first building at Two Trees’ three million-square-foot Domino Sugar Refinery mega-development topped out. The 16-story, $200 million tower at 325 Kent Avenue was designed by SHoP Architects, the same firm responsible for the entire Williamsburg project’s master plan, and features a two-winged scheme with a central courtyard. It’ll hold a whopping 522 rental units, 104 of which will be reserved for individuals earning 40 percent of the area media income. As of today, these affordable apartments are up for grabs through the city’s housing lottery, where availability ranges from $596/month studios to $979/month two-bedrooms.

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Architecture, New Developments, Rentals, Starchitecture, Williamsburg

Brooklyn rentals, NYC skyscrapers, Brooklyn developments

After breaking ground last spring, the first tower of Two Trees’ three million-square-foot Domino Sugar Refinery Master Plan has finally lifted out of the ground. Addressed 325 Kent Avenue (Site E), the 400,000-square-foot building rises one block inland from the East River waterfront and the remaining five parcels of the master plan. The future 16-story, 189-foot-tall project covers three-quarters of its block bound by Kent and Wythe Avenues and South 3rd and 4th Streets. All in all, the two-winged tower will hold a whopping 522 rental units, making it the second largest residential building in Williamsburg after the also-in-construction 2 North 6th Street.

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