Major progress has been made for Brooklyn’s first supertall over the past several weeks. Excavation has continued apace, and more materials have also been delivered to 9 DeKalb Avenue as the year wraps up. The tower is the 6th-tallest building under construction in YIMBY’s end-of-year countdown, and will dramatically change the skyline of Brooklyn in the coming years. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development and the Chetrit Group, the 1,066-foot-tall residential and mixed-use project will house approximately 500 housing units atop its rejuvenation of an historic retail podium.
Peering through the thick, green fence netting that surrounds the site of 9 DeKalb Avenue, one can now see the foundations for the imminently-1,066-foot-tall residential supertall making progress. Large hollow steel pilings crowd the northern perimeter of the construction site, waiting to be lodged into the ground with the giant piledriver being put to work by several construction workers spotted on site. The 73-story tower is being designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development and Chetrit Group.
The Chetrit Group’s most recent mixed-use retail development continues to take shape on West 34th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and today new renderings are out for the site. The project includes a 33-story hotel tower with retail and office components occupying the cellar, first, and second floors.
Today, YIMBY has the reveal for some new renderings of the Gramercy Square residential complex, in Gramercy Park, Manhattan. The Chetrit Group and Clipper Equity are responsible for the project, which is comprised of four condominium buildings: The Tower at 215 East 19th Street, The Prewar at 225 East 19th Street, The Modern at 230 East 20th Street, and The Boutique at 220 East 20th Street. The Modern will be a new seven-story building, while the others will repurpose older structures for condominium use, with concurrent façade alterations. All are connected by way of 20,000 square feet of gardens.
As New York City’s supertall boom spreads beyond Manhattan, the first site in the outer boroughs that should yield a tower exceeding the 1,000-foot mark will be 9 DeKalb Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn. YIMBY has reported extensively on the evolution of the project, beginning with the initial DOB applications back in June of 2014, and continuing through the full reveal at the LPC last April. Now, machinery is on-site, and excavation work appears to be getting underway for the 1,066-foot-tall tower.