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studio crow captures twisting 'olympia' as it takes shape in DUMBO

reshaping the brooklyn waterfront

 

twisting over the industrial factories and contemporary low-rises of DUMBO, ‘olympia’ begins to take shape. as new yorkers have watched the residential tower take shape with its unique, curving structure, brooklyn-based photographer studio crow takes to the skies to capture a closer look. having recently topped out at 33-stories, the work by hill west architects will soon stand as the neighborhood’s tallest new condo. as it nears completion, ‘olympia’ already marks a distinctive intervention among brooklyn’s otherwise low skyline.

olympia DUMBOimages by studiocrow.co | @studiocrow.co

 

 

the twisting olympia

 

the hill west architects-designed ‘olympia’ occupies a strategic location in DUMBO. the new project looks out toward the monumental brooklyn and manhattan bridges and the skyline of lower manhattan beyond. meanwhile, from the level of the street, the curving form emerges into frame for cars approaching along the elevated highway. 

 

while olympia introduces a contemporary new layer to DUMBO’s historic fabric, the work takes its name as an homage to the heritage of its site. the team explains: ‘long before DUMBO became known as a destination for desirable and distinctive new york city living… it was a village named olympia.’

olympia DUMBO

 

 

a dynamic structure

 

hill west architects designs its curving ‘olympia’ with a unique and expressive structure. exposed during its construction, a twisting array of floor slabs suggests an undulating sense of movement. the frame is wrapped in a facade defined by an irregular patterning of windows, a refreshing change from the monolithic glass volumes which have lately been erected along the east river. 

 

the structure has just topped out and will soon introduce seventy-six ‘handcrafted’ residences. upon its completion, the interiors will be designed by brooklyn-based studio workstead and will show a palette and materiality that is grounded in the maritime and industrial inheritance of DUMBO’s waterfront. 

olympia DUMBO
the work takes its name as an homage to the heritage of its site. studio crow captures twisting 'olympia' as it takes shape in DUMBO
‘olympia’ marks a distinctive intervention among brooklyn’s otherwise low skylinestudio crow captures twisting 'olympia' as it takes shape in DUMBO
a twisting array of floor slabs suggests an undulating sense of movement 

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the building will soon stand as the neighborhood’s tallest new condo

studio crow captures twisting 'olympia' as it takes shape in DUMBO
the frame is wrapped in a facade defined by an irregular patterning of windows

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the building looks outward to the monumental brooklyn and manhattan bridges

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