65-70 Austin Street Rego Park
David E. Gross AIA
Located at 65-70 Austin Street, The Pointe is a 7-story multi-residential building positioned in one of Queens’ emerging boroughs. Historically diverse and known as a culinary adventurer’s dream, Rego Park provides a rich backdrop to the building. The 56,000 SF structure will provide 45 residential apartments, parking on grade and cellar, rear yard and rooftop terrace with expansive views of Manhattan.
The design for the 140-foot-long façade on Austin Street adapts to the urban scale of the neighborhood with an alternating arrangement of face brick and aluminum composite panels. The Ebony Ironspot brick, a reference to the architectural material that is characteristic of the neighborhood, serves as the foundation palette of the façade. Large silver aluminum panels provide a spatially and visually engaging streetscape. The brick pattern corbel on the ground floor further accentuates details at the pedestrian level. Expansive windows framed in aluminum provide natural light along with a view to the Rego Park neighborhood beyond.