Work is continuing on the topped-out Brooklyn Tower, a 1,066-foot residential supertall at 9 DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn and number six on our December countdown. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS, the 93-story tower holds the title of the tallest structure in the Outer Boroughs and will yield a total of 550 residences, with 150 for purchase, as well as a 100,000-square-foot retail podium bound by Flatbush Avenue Extension to the northeast, Fleet Street to the northwest, and DeKalb Avenue to the south. The Brooklyn Tower complex also includes the refurbishing and repurposing of the landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn, which is being incorporated into the podium. Douglas Elliman is serving as the exclusive marketing, sales, and leasing agent. Thirty percent of rentals are designated as affordable housing units, and residences for purchase start over 500 feet above street level.
At the time of our last update in late October, the Brooklyn Tower’s superstructure had just topped out. Since then, work has continued on the concrete at the hexagonal crown as the stainless steel and aluminum façade continues to climb higher toward the pinnacle.
Below is a rendering that depicts the final appearance of The Brooklyn Tower looking north on Flatbush Avenue. Around the crown and final floors are thin bands of lights, along with the strips of the dark façade at each corner that extend beyond the roof parapet, further emphasizing the building’s verticality.
New renderings by Gabriel Saunders have been recently released depicting residential interiors that are being designed in a collaboration between AD 100 Gachot Studios and SHoP Architects.
“We were inspired by The Brooklyn Tower’s architecture and the adjoining historic savings bank,” said Christine Gachot, principal of Gachot Studios. “It was a priority for us to translate the vast, monumental forms of the exterior architecture down to a livable human scale and honor the iconic and elegant profile of the building. The design of each residence provides a calm, comfortable backdrop from the unmatched New York views.”
Some of the highlights include wood entry doors in a mahogany finish with brass entry hardware and wireless Salto locks, brass sconces, stone shelves, Absolute Black granite entry portal, and white oak floors throughout each home. The kitchens come with bronze metal finishes, bronzed panels, and bronze mirrors with trim details. Bathrooms feature custom Bianco Dolomiti custom hexagonal mosaic floors in shower, Breccia Capraia custom wall tile and slabs, custom mirrors, and medicine cabinets with integrated fluted glass sconces.
Each unit will feature a fully integrated suite of Miele appliances including a refrigerator, gas cooktop with fully vented range hood, convection oven, dishwasher, speed oven, wine refrigerator, and washer and dryer. Residences for sale include ceiling heights of up to 11 feet tall and large floor-to-ceiling windows for optimal natural daylight exposure.
The lower levels of the building will yield over 100,000 square feet of amenities including a fitness center with an elevated outdoor loggia and recreational space. Amenity interiors are being designed by Krista Ninivaggi of Woods Bagot, and HMWhite is the landscape architect.
The Brooklyn Tower is anticipated to launch residences for sale in early 2022, residences for lease mid-2022, and open for occupancy in late 2022.