City Point is a proposed 1.8 million square foot, multi-phase mixed-use development located in the center of the rapidly transforming Downtown Brooklyn. The project will create an iconic presence by acting as a cornerstone for the Brooklyn skyline and establishing a critical mass of new growth. The three distinct phases encompass retail space, affordable and market-rate housing, office space and a market hall, which together create a strong base for growth and integration in the core of Brooklyn. City Point will foster a multi-use urban environment, connect subway commuters with green spaces, and create a vibrant heart in the downtown area.With a nod to the vibrancy and context of Downtown Brooklyn, the design of Phase 1 is heavily influenced by Albee Square, the historic Dime Savings Bank, and adjacent buildings. Anchored on Albee Square along Fulton mall, the retail facility's dynamic geometry effectively engages the public plaza while deferring to the adjacent landmarked 1908 Dime Savings Bank. The building's white and pale grey terra cotta cladding responds to the marble-clad landmark and along Fleet Street, the distinctive architecture of the Dime Savings Bank is framed by a double-height display window. The horizontal ribs of the terra cotta are varied in tone and texture, adding depth to the faÃ§ade in a way that plays off the context of Albee Square and the Fulton Mall. Also part of Phase 1, Dekalb Market is an interim use housed in a collection of salvaged shipping containers and is located on a portion of the site that will be used for future phases of City Point. This open-air market, urban farming demonstration and event space brings together Brooklyn's creative entrepreneurs in a vibrant community setting and activates what would otherwise be an empty lot—establishing City Point as a destination before the development is complete.