Gowanus Tower is a new 7 story mixed use building in the Brooklyn manufacturing district of Gowanus. It is conceived as two volumes, with a four story base, and a three story volume above. The heavy base volume will be poured using a convex board-formed concrete technique and a rigid structural grid. Upon this base sits the lighter, more sculptural and open upper volume. The top three floors will receive a movable wood sunshade system in front of floor to ceiling glass, opening up to sweeping views across Brooklyn. The wooden louvers will pivot and slide to create varying degrees of privacy and sun shading. The project was approved for permit at the end of 2017 and will begin construction pending completion of demolition of the existing building on site.