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Red Hook’s Norman Foster-designed tech complex gets new render, name

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Construction will begin on the 600,000-plus-square-foot complex this fall

While one developer’s plan for a massive tech complex on the Red Hook waterfront faces uncertainty, Thor Equities’s Norman Foster-designed project seems to be moving right along. A new rendering exclusive to Curbed shows off the complex’s undulating penthouses and combined 3.6 acres of green roof while situating it in the context of its surroundings. The project will replace the Revere Sugar Refinery, just to the east of Red Hook artery Van Brunt Street.

The development is being built as-of-right, but for a variance Thor Equities is seeking for parking. Construction is expected to kick off a little later than expected—this fall versus an earlier announced summer date—and will bring to the site two four-story buildings encompassing 600,000 square feet of dedicated office space and 23,000 square feet of retail.

Thor Equities purchased the Ikea-adjacent site for $40 million in 2005.

The complex has been dubbed Red Hoek Point. No, that’s not a spelling error; it’s a spin on Roode Hoek, the name Dutch colonists gave the area in the 1600s. The development now has an official website, and leasing is underway.