DeKalb Avenue: Brooklyn’s First Super Skyscraper

New York is recognised for its supertall buildings, but the city’s tallest structures have only been built in Manhattan until recently. 9 DeKalb Avenue, designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS, has recently surpassed the 720-foot-tall Brooklyn Point to become the borough’s highest structure. Only structures with a height of 984 feet are considered “supertall.” The residential tower, which is expected to reach a height of 1,066 feet, will house 450 rental flats and 150 condominiums.

DeKalb Avenue And It’s Design

Brooklyn's supertall Skyscraper

New York is recognised for its supertall buildings, but the city’s tallest structures have only been built in Manhattan until recently. 9 DeKalb Avenue, designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS, has recently surpassed the 720-foot-tall Brooklyn Point to become the borough’s highest structure. Only structures with a height of 984 feet are considered “supertall.” The residential tower, which is expected to reach a height of 1,066 feet, will house 450 rental flats and 150 condominiums.

Despite the fact that the proposal was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2016, the project’s execution was delayed due to a lack of funding and a change of developers. Finally, according to the Wall Street Journal, JDS Development’s Michael Stern was able to acquire a $664 million credit package, allowing the supertall tower to be built.

The New Edifice And Air Rights

Brooklyn's supertall Skyscraper

The 93-story skyscraper is rising behind the historic 1908 Dime Savings Bank, which will be incorporated into the new edifice. In 2016, JDS purchased the bank for $95 million, which includes the air rights, allowing the developer to expand 9 Dekalb Avenue by 385,000 square feet. The deal was contingent on JDS’s agreement to repair the historic bank building both inside and out. The Dime Savings Bank building, which opened in 1908, was designed by Mowbray & Uffinger and subsequently considerably expanded by Halsey, McCormack, and Helmer in 1931-32. J.P. Morgan Chase later bought the building and used it as a bank branch for several years. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1994.


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