By Hellen Zaboulani
Construction at the 93-story supertall skyscraper at 9 DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn has topped out, reaching its final height. As reported by NY Yimby, the 1,066-foot-tall structure, which is now called Brooklyn Tower, has become the tallest New York building outside of Manhattan. Developer JDS plans to create 550 residences, 150 of which will be for purchase. It will also contain a 100,000-square-foot retail podium. The project, designed by SHoP Architects, also includes refurbishing the historic ornamented Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn, bringing it back to its full glory. The landmark will become part of the retail podium. Douglas Elliman has been tapped as the exclusive marketing, sales, and leasing agent.
“Today marks a significant milestone for Brooklyn and New York City as The Brooklyn Tower reaches its peak, continuing Brooklyn’s long history of design innovation and bold thinking,” said Michael Stern, founder and CEO of JDS Development, the project’s developer. “We take great pride in the thoughtful work that SHoP and our JDS Construction team have done to create this unprecedented new tower, while carefully preserving the historic Brooklyn landmark.”
The building’s top will provide unrivaled views of the NYC, including the Atlantic Ocean, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, and Hudson Yards. The building’s façade, which will be dark floor-to-ceiling glass, stainless steel and aluminum, is slated for completion by the first half of next year, after which work will proceed on the interiors. Residential interiors will be designed by AD100 design firm Gachot Studios, with amenity interiors design lead by Krista Ninivaggi of Woods Bagot. The Brooklyn Tower is expected to open for occupancy in late 2022, with residences opening for sale in early 2022, and for lease in mid-2022.
“The SHoP team is thrilled to be a part of a project that is so impactful to one of the world’s most acclaimed skylines,” said Gregg Pasquarelli, founding principal of SHoP Architects. “As more people look to move to Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, the detail that went into the texture and shape of the structure was critical. We wanted it to remain authentic, with that baroque, Brooklyn charm, but also look crisp and modern to capture the borough’s constant state of growth and influence.”