A pair of high-rise towers on Brooklyn’s Greenpoint waterfront has been completed for New York real estate companies Brookfield Properties and Park Tower Group. The duo, known as Eagle + West, were designed by Rotterdam’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture, with local designer Beyer Blinder Belle acting as executive architect. The 30 and 40-storey towers lean into and away from one another, making the most of a small 11,000 sq ft floorplate. OMA describes them as “a ziggurat and its inverse”, with terraces and overhangs that create the appearance of a single block taken apart. Echoing Greenpoint’s origins as a neighborhood of family farms, two levels of green space open to the waterfront. Altogether, the project contains 30,000 sq ft of public space and 30% of its apartments are affordable. Greenpoint lies at the northernmost tip of Brooklyn where Newtown Creek meets the East River. The neighborhood—sometimes called “Little Poland”—has historically consisted of low-rise townhouses with industry at its waterfront edges. The industrial border, which included shipbuilding, rope-making, and more toxic activities such as petroleum refinement, cut the neighborhood off from the East River.