The construction crane is almost completely dismantled from the Brooklyn Tower as the installation of the facade nears completion at the 1,066-foot residential tower at 9 Decalve Avenue in downtown Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, the 93-storey tower stands as the tallest structure in the outer quarters and will yield 550 homes with 150 for purchase, as well as a retail podium with an area of 100,000 square feet that incorporates the famous Dime. Brooklyn Savings Bank. 30 percent of rentals will be defined as affordable housing units, and homes for purchase will start at a height of over 500 feet above street level. Douglas Aliman serves as the exclusive marketing, sales and lease agent for the property, which is connected to the Flatbush Avenue Extension to the northeast, Fleet Street to the northwest and DeKalb Avenue to the south.
The installation of the stainless steel, aluminum and dark glass façade has continued to progress steadily since our last update in early February and now it closes the signature hexagonal crown.
The crane is gradually dismantled at the end of winter and only a small part of it remains above the podium levels. The missing boards containing the temporary crane supports attached to the structure will soon be filled.
The photos show the curtain wall that comes just below the final part of mechanical floors and the bet truss levels that help tie the outer and inner structural pile of the floorboards and perimeter columns with the tower core. We can expect the facade to finish closing the tower by the end of spring or early summer.
Screen wall installation has not yet begun on the retail stand facing the extension of Flatbush Avenue and Fleet Street. The exposed structure includes a combination of reinforced concrete and a steel frame on the longer eastern side.
The Brooklyn Tower will yield 100,000 square feet of amenities including a fitness center with an elevated outdoor porch and recreational space. The residential interiors are designed by the design company AD100 Gachot Studios, with interior design for comfort led by Krista Ninivaggi from Woods Bagot, and landscape design by HMWhite.
Below is an aerial drawing looking directly down at the roof of the Dime Savings Bank, featuring swimming pools and a hot tub, along with chairs, dining tables and long rows of landscaping that follow the geometry of the angled roof. There is also an example of a private outdoor terrace in one of the failures. Refugee Street and Dekalb Avenue will eventually receive new trees, stone floors in warm colors and shrubs, which will further enhance the historic architecture of the Dime Savings Bank.
Sales launched in early March and YIMBY recently reported that the Brooklyn Tower will begin renting in mid-2022, and will open for occupancy later this year.
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