Swimming in the Clouds

To kick off National Roofing Week, we take a look at a “roof of a different color.” Check out this rooftop featuring the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere, sitting atop the new Brooklyn Point residential tower 680 ft above ground level. The infinity pool provides 360-degree views of the New York skyline and the building itself anchors City Point, Brooklyn’s largest food, shopping, and entertainment destination. The building started receiving residents in October 2020 was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and built by Lendlease.

The 27-ft-long heated pool, designed by MNLA (https://www.mnlandscape.com/), sits atop this 68-story 720-ft-tall residential tower featuring 483 luxury condos. KPF explains the building was designed as two folded sheets, the façade features reveals at the northeast and southwest corners while the crown angles up to a point, bestowing the building with an iconic profile. The curtain is composed of stacked white metal frames that create sculptural relief accented by an interplay of light and shadow. The custom, double-height frames accentuate the verticality of the building and the facetted planes add depth and texture to the exterior. Below, the podium continues the framed glazing while responding to the diverse streetscape. Each side is treated with a unique scale and materiality of the frame motif to correspond to the program and atmosphere of the block.

Today’s theme for National Roofing Week is “Signature projects” — share photos showcasing your company’s signature residential and commercial projects by posting to NRCA’s social media – Tag @nrcainfo, Tag @NRCAnews, or Tag @nrcanews. National Roofing Week will be held all this week, and social media plays a crucial role in its success. Share your company’s photos and videos and use #NationalRoofingWeek in your posts!