Brooklyn’s first supertall skyscraper officially tops out


Brooklyn’s first supertall skyscraper has officially topped out. 9 DeKalb, now officially known as The Brooklyn Tower, stands at 1,066 feet and comprises 93 stories. 

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Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development Group, the tower rises adjacent to the historic 20th-century Dime Savings Bank. Its form and façade are informed by the hexagonal composition and patterning of the landmarked former bank, along with its materiality that includes bronze, steel, and marble. Ascending the building, the façade transforms into blackened stainless steel and shades of bronze and copper. Alternating panels of glazing in different sizes and materials create a fade from bronze to black as the tower moves upwards. 

The Brooklyn Tower has been under construction since 2018 and cost $750 million to develop. JDS Development Group bought the Dime Savings Bank for $95 million in 2016. …

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