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The first commercial building at the Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg officially launched leasing this week. Ten Grand Street sits within the 45-story mixed-use tower One South First, which opened in September with 330Â rental units. Designed by COOKFOX ArchitectsÂ and developed by Two Trees Management, the towers interlock, a sustainableÂ component that allows extra heat from the office building to beÂ preservedÂ and reused at the residential property. Offering tenants between 5,000 and 6,000-square-foot floor plates and floor-to-ceiling windows, Ten Grand boasts sweeping views of Manhattan, faces the six-acre Domino Park, and will be home to several Brooklyn-based retailers, including Robertaâ€™s and Other Half Brewing.
The office building at Ten Grand rises 24 stories, with the residential portion of One South First rising above it; Photo Â© 6sqft
At 45 stories, One South First is Williamsburgâ€™s tallest building. The facade of both properties includes white precast concrete window panels made to resemble the molecular of sugar crystals, a nod to the former sugar manufacturing site where the buildings now sit.
Adding to its innovative elements, the facade, built by using 3D-print molds, is also designed to self-shade as each elevation formed can respond to its specific solar orientation. Plus, the buildingâ€™sâ€™ roof reduces stormwater and runoff.
Rick Cook, the founding partner of COOKFOX, said his firm was interested in the idea of designing a true mixed-use building. â€śSometimes there will be an office building at the base and apartments at the top, and thereâ€™s no interaction, they just happen to be in the same building,â€ť Cook said during a tour of the building. â€śHere, the two buildings are actually looking at each other.â€ť
A light- and greenery-filled lounge connects Ten Grand and One South First
Ten Grand boasts between 5,000 and 6,000 square-foot floor plans and incredible 360-degree views
Amenities at Ten Grand include private conference rooms, a 48-seat auditorium, a bike lobby with a separate entrance and ramp, lounge with library-style tables, outdoor terraces, and the option to rent private rooftop cabanas.
The residential and office properties are linked through a common, light- and plant-filled lobby with lots ofÂ seating. Local shops like Robertaâ€™s pizza, Other Half Brewing Co., Oddfellows Ice Cream, and Two Hands Cafe will take up space on the ground floor of Ten Grand.
Two Trees Management will offer flexible lease lengths for tenants, with asking rents around $70 per square foot, as the New York Post first reported. Some companies can pay up to $25 per square foot by taking advantage of the cityâ€™s Relocation and Employment Assistance Program, which gives companies tax credits for relocating from Manhattan to an outer borough.
â€śTen Grand brings a singular elevated office experience to Brooklyn, adding to the boroughâ€™s growing global destination for creative businesses,â€ť Jed Walentas, the principal of Two Trees Management, said in a press release. â€śTen Grand tenants will have access to an unparalleled suite of amenities to serve the modern professionalâ€“a substantial bike lobby, a one-of-a-kind sustainable building, access to the waterfront, and Domino Park and popular local food purveyors.â€ť
The building faces Domino Park and the skyline of Manhattan
Development began in 2017 at the Domino Sugar Factory site, which was in operation along the waterfront until 2004. The doughnut-shaped 16-story rental at 325 Kent Avenue, designed by SHoP Architects, became the first structure to open in 2017 at the 11-acre site, offering more than 500 rentals, followed by the opening of Domino Park in the summer of 2018.
And this past September, One South First officially opened its doors, with rentalÂ units ranging from a $3,795/month studio to a $6,725/month two-bedroom. The landmarked Domino Sugar Factory Building will be transformed into a modern office building, which will retain its 19th-century brick exterior but gain a new glass and steelÂ structure inside of it.
Overall, the project will ultimately bring 2,800 rental apartments across four residential buildings, with 700 of them affordable,Â 600,000 square feet of office space, and 200,000 square feet of retail.
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Neighborhoods : Williamsburg