Work continues on the multi-story podium of the Brooklyn Tower, a 1,066-foot apartment building at 9 DeKalb Avenue in downtown Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed and built by JDS Development, the 93-story skyscraper is the tallest building in the Outskirts and will feature 550 units with 150 condominiums and 120 affordable rentals, as well as a 100,000-square-foot retail podium integrated into the landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn . Douglas Elliman Development Marketing Group is the marketing, sales and leasing agent for the residential component, Gachot Studios is the interior designer, Krista Ninivaggi of Woods Bagot is the fixtures designer and HMWhite is the landscape architect for the property attached to Flatbush Avenue Extension to the northeast , Fleet Street to the northwest, DeKalb Avenue to the south, and the adjacent Dime Savings Bank to the west.
The tower is entirely enclosed within its envelope of dark glass and metal cladding, except for the strip on the north-west facade to which the construction elevator remains attached. Since our last update in December, the installation of the characteristic “convex” pillars on the east side of the podium has started.
The photos below show the details in SHoP’s marble “convexcave” columns, which transition from a typical convex geometry at street level to an inverted concave shape at the top of the podium. Thin gold-tone metal lines the edges of the pillars, adding to their visual impact.
The rendering below shows the finished look of the podium as seen from the confluence of Fleet Street and Flatbush Avenue Extension.
The Brooklyn Tower will feature 120,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor facilities, including a 24-hour lobby, package delivery, an on-site coffee stand and a carpooling lounge. The Dime Savings Bank rooftop will feature a 75-foot pool, children’s pool, hot tub, sundecks, hammock lounge and outdoor dining areas with grills and a fire pit. The pools will surround the Guastavino Dome, accompanied by an adjacent double-height pool lounge with shuffleboard and cocktail bar, a chef’s kitchen with private dining room, and a living room lounge with group and private seating areas.
Entertainment and leisure facilities include a children’s playroom with pantry, a screening room with wet bar, a billiards room with bar, and a library lounge with coworking spaces, conference rooms, and a private meeting room. The 66th floor Sky Park will feature an open-air loggia with a basketball court, while the 85th floor will house a Sky Lounge with multiple lounges, bars and an outdoor fireplace with panoramic views of New York City.
Life Time Athletic Club is expected to open a space on the podium with barre, cycling, pilates and yoga studios. The club will also offer group fitness and private training, a chiropractic recovery room and a LifeCafe restaurant.
Construction of the Brooklyn Tower is scheduled to be completed later this year.
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