Work continues on the Brooklyn Tower, a 1,066-foot residential tower located 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 produce a total of 550 residences, of which 150 are to be purchased, as well as a 100,000 retail podium. square feet. bounded by the extension of Flatbush Avenue to the northeast, Fleet Street to the northwest and DeKalb Avenue to the south. The Brooklyn Tower complex also includes the renovation and reassignment of the famous Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn, which is integrated into the podium. Douglas Elliman is the exclusive marketing, sales and rental agent. Thirty percent of rentals are designated as affordable housing, and homes to buy start at over 500 feet above street level.
At the time of our last update in late October, the Brooklyn Tower superstructure had just been completed. Since then, work has continued on the concrete for the hexagonal crown as the stainless steel and aluminum facade continues to rise higher towards the pinnacle.
Below is a render that shows the final appearance of the Brooklyn Tower looking north on Flatbush Avenue. Around the crown and the top floors are thin bands of light, as well as the bands of the dark facade at each corner that extend beyond the roof parapet, further emphasizing the verticality of the building.
New renderings by Gabriel Saunders have recently been released, depicting residential interiors designed in collaboration between AD 100 Gachot Studios and SHoP Architects.
“We were inspired by the architecture of the Brooklyn Tower and the adjoining historic savings bank,” said Christine Gachot, director of Gachot Studios. “It was a priority for us to translate the vast and monumental forms of the exterior architecture to a human habitable scale and to honor the iconic and elegant profile of the building. The design of each residence provides a calm and comfortable backdrop with breathtaking views of New York City.
Some of the highlights include mahogany finished wood entry doors with brass entry hardware and wireless Salto locks, brass sconces, stone shelving, Absolute Black granite entry gate, and white oak floors in each house. The kitchens come with bronze metal finishes, bronzed panels and bronze mirrors with trim details. Bathrooms have custom Bianco Dolomiti hexagonal mosaic floors in the shower, custom Breccia Capraia wall tiles and slabs, custom mirrors, and medicine cabinets with integrated fluted glass sconces.
Each unit will include a fully integrated suite of Miele appliances, including a refrigerator, gas cooktop with fully vented range hood, convection oven, dishwasher, rapid oven, wine refrigerator, as well as than a washer and dryer. Residences for sale feature ceiling heights of up to 11 feet high and large floor-to-ceiling windows for optimal exposure to natural daylight.
The lower levels of the building will offer more than 100,000 square feet of amenities, including a fitness center with a raised outdoor loggia and recreation area. The amenity interiors are designed by Krista Ninivaggi of Woods Bagot, and HMWhite is the landscape architect.
Brooklyn Tower is expected to launch residences for sale in early 2022, residences for rent in mid-2022, and open for occupancy at the end of 2022.
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