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Angels in Kings: LA-based firm will design luxe Pier 6 condos

Sit and relax: The developers of the new Quay Tower at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 unveiled new renderings and named architect Marmol Radziner as the designer.
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It’s West Coast meets East River.

The developers of two controversial towers rising at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park tapped an architecture firm based in distant Los Angeles to design the luxury digs for sale inside the taller high-rise.

Builders RAL Development Services and Oliver’s Realty Group, whose contractors just topped off the 28-story high-rise at 50 Bridge Park Drive near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, hired Marmol Radziner to dream up the decor for the 126 swanky condominiums inside the so-called Quay Tower.

The high-rise is the designer’s first residential project on the East Coast, according to the developers. Renderings for the units show rooms decked out with white-oak cabinets as well as marble and other natural stone elements to create a self-proclaimed aesthetic of “elegant, effortless luxury” — a look familiar to Marmol Radziner, which put together residences for such high-profile clients as actress Demi Moore and Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis.

The condos are slated to hit the market later this spring, and the inventory includes two-bedrooms starting at $1.9 million, three-bedrooms at $2.9 million, four-bedrooms at $5 million, and five-bedrooms at $5.5 million.

And if all stays on track, homeowners should be able to walk into their new palaces in the park sometime next summer, the builders said.

The developers have yet to announce an interior-design firm for the 140 rentals inside the shorter 15-story tower at 15 Bridge Park Drive, 100 of which will be so-called affordable apartments doled out via the city’s housing lottery.

That high-rise, which topped out earlier this year, is set to open next spring, according to its creators.

For years, the two towers — whose structures themselves were designed by local firm ODA New York — stood at the epicenter of a contentious lawsuit after civic group the Brooklyn Heights Association sued the park over their creation back in 2016.

But a judge in February ruled in favor of the meadow and the development — months after her predecessor permitted construction of the towers to begin — and Heights Association leaders later said they would not seek an appeal, leaving the builders free to finish the job they began last July.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 5:45 pm, July 9, 2018
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