Where Greenpoint once had a pool hall, it will now have a rooftop pool. Stellar Management has broken ground on a massive residential development designed by Gene Kaufman Architect, it was announced today.
Looks like architect Gene “the Baron of bland” Kaufman is keeping busy and embracing his artistic side with yet another new project; in addition to ongoing construction of the “timeless and industrial” artists workshops at 100 Bogart Street in East Williamsburg, his firm announced today that construction on a second similar project will begin on April 1, 2015. “The AnX,” will provide 23,000 square feet of artist lofts, and has a target completion date of September 1, 2016.
Mayor De Blasio isn’t the only one pushing workspace for artists — it’s also being added by at least one private developer. Gene Kaufman — an architect better known for his controversial hotels — has designed a mixed-use studio building in East Williamsburg that will open in fall of 2016.