Pier 1 development will truly be a high-rise

February 22, 2013 02:00PM

Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park is a project that its developers are putting on a pedestal — literally, the New York Post reported. Toll Brothers and Starwood Capital Group plan to raise their 550,000-square-foot complex at least 3 feet to protect it from the kind of flood damage that Hurricane Sandy did to the neighborhood.

The design has been modified to include more steps, ramps to the lobby and masonry to raise up the buildings, slated to include 159 apartments and 200 hotel rooms.

All the mechanical systems will be on the roofs, not the basements. The underground level will be used for parking.

“We want to make our building a structure that can survive any kind of storm,” David Von Spreckelsen, a Toll Brothers senior vice president, told the Post. [NYP]Zachary Kussin