The Real Deal New York

Spitzer’s first development foray “socks” the waterfront

Ex-governor returns to his real estate roots with three bulky towers just south of the W'burg Bridge

August 20, 2015 04:11PM
By James Gardner

A rendering of 416-420 Kent Avenue

A rendering of 416-420 Kent Avenue

From the August issue: Three hulking, deconstructed and robotic monsters — I mean that in a good way — will soon rise over the Williamsburg waterfront. And if the renderings are to be believed, they look as though they might be able to lay waste to Lower Manhattan.

The renderings are of developments, each of them 24 stories tall, at 416-420 Kent Avenue that will represent former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s maiden journey on the road to New York City real estate developer. The architect of the project, Eran Chen, of ODA Architects, describes the design (more gently than I have) as a “molded iceberg, sculpted to create the maximum number of views and outdoor spaces.” Spitzerville will include a park and an esplanade along the river. [more]