9 DeKalb Avenue has passed a milestone in its way to becoming the first supertall skyscraper in the outer boroughs. The 93-story residential tower recently surpassed the 720-foot roof height of Brooklyn Point, giving it the title of the tallest structure in Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS, 9 DeKalb Avenue will stand 1,066 feet tall and yield 450 rental apartments and 150 condominiums. The site is bound by Flatbush Avenue Extension to the northeast, Fleet Street to the northwest, the landmark Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn to the southwest, and DeKalb Avenue to the south.
Recent photos show the rising hexagonal reinforced concrete superstructure growing in prominence over Downtown Brooklyn.
The safety cocoon netting is rising with the newest formed concrete levels at a critical structural portion, a set of outrigger floors that are designed to help tie the core and perimeter of the building together. Several of these sections are spaced throughout the height of 9 DeKalb Avenue.
A skeletal rendering of the superstructure below gives us a look at the remaining work to be done. YIMBY still anticipates that the topping off of 9 DeKalb Avenue could occur toward the end of the year, with approximately just under 350 feet left to construct. Progress on the crown and the upper outrigger floors might take some extra time given the amount of concrete and the height of this final section.
We can also see more setbacks appearing as workers make their way higher into the sky. Meanwhile, the dark-tinted floor-to-ceiling glass panels and vertical strips of stainless steel and aluminum continue to enclose the project and create a dramatic contrast of color against the surrounding office and residential skyscrapers, the stone-clad Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn, and the skyline as a whole when viewed from afar.
9 DeKalb Avenue is expected to be finished sometime next year.