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Condo sales launch at 93-story Brooklyn Tower

'Supertall' building has world's highest basketball court, dog run

March 9, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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JDS Development Group has announced the official launch of sales for The Brooklyn Tower, Brooklyn’s first “supertall” skyscraper at 93 stories and over 1,000 feet in height. 

The tower is designed by award-winning SHoP Architects, with residential interiors by AD100 Gachot Studios. (AD100 refers to the top 100 architectural firms, as rated by Architectural Digest.) 

The condominium residences start on the 53rd floor of the tower, with views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines, the East River and New York Harbor.  Pricing for the 150 condominiums ranges from approximately $875,000 for studios to approximately $8 million for four-bedrooms. The for-sale offering will also include a limited number of penthouses, to be released later this year. 

The tower, also referred to as The Brooklyn Tower at 9 DeKalb Ave., will feature more than 100,000 square feet of retail at its base, including the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn, one of Brooklyn’s most prominent landmarked buildings, which is being restored. Leasing for the building’s rental residences, located below the condos, will commence this summer.

 “The Brooklyn Tower is a symbol of Brooklyn’s unceasing drive and ambition, elevating its skyline and architecture to new heights,” said Michael Stern, founder and CEO of JDS Development Group, the developer and builder of the project. “The quality, craftsmanship, and unparalleled views make owning a residence in this building a once-in-a-generation opportunity.”

The poolside lounge at The Brooklyn Tower. Photo by Gabriel Saunders/JDS Development Group

The Brooklyn Tower features two residential entrances and lobbies — Fleet Street and Flatbush Avenue Extension — designed by Krista Ninivaggi of Woods Bagot in collaboration with SHoP Architects. The Fleet Street entrance creates a dramatic passageway to the tower’s main lobby through a portion of the restored marble colonnade of the landmarked bank building. 

Gachot Studios’ interiors include floor-to-ceiling windows, custom design elements such as hexagonal mosaic flooring, rich mahogany, 11-foot ceiling heights and European white oak flooring. A wood door in a custom mahogany finish is complemented by a brass sconce and Absolute Black granite threshold, providing a warm and welcoming entry experience. 

“We were inspired by the tower’s timeless glamour and melodic dance with the historic Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn,” said Christine Gachot, cofounder of Gachot Studios. “Our interiors at The Brooklyn Tower harness a sense of calm on a decidedly human scale, paired of course with unbelievably breathtaking views of New York City and beyond.”

One of the two residential entries to The Brooklyn Tower. Photo by Gabriel Saunders/JDS Development Group

The kitchens are custom-designed by Gachot, featuring graphite matte black and bronze cabinetry with Absolute Black granite countertops and a polished bronze mirror backsplash. These materials are complemented by integrated brass, oil rubbed bronze detailing and hardware, Waterworks fixtures, and integrated under-cabinet lighting. Principal bathrooms are wrapped in expressive Breccia Capria marble in a honed finish with bronze accent trim. Custom-designed vanities feature a light mahogany finish with integrated fluted glass sconces, Absolute Black granite countertops, and Waterworks fixtures in a satin brass finish. 

“The Brooklyn Tower is truly the first of its kind in Brooklyn, a spectacularly designed building with some of the most impressive amenities and views I have ever seen in New York City.” said Howard M. Lorber, chairman and CEO of Douglas Elliman, which is overseeing sales of the building. 

Amenities will include The Dome Pool and Terrace, a creative reimagining of the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn’s roof deck, featuring three outdoor pools that surround the historic bank’s immense Guastavino dome. Additional amenities include a double-height poolside lounge and cocktail bar, a health club and fitness center with a 75-foot indoor lap pool and whirlpool, a movie theatre, a chef’s catering kitchen and private dining room, a billiards room, and a library with co-working spaces, conference room, and private meeting room. 

The Brooklyn Tower will feature more than 100,000 square feet of retail at its base. Photo by Gabriel Saunders/JDS Development Group

On the 66th floor is a double-height open-air Sky Deck featuring the highest basketball court to be built in a residential building anywhere in the world. The Sky Deck will also include the world’s highest dog run, an outdoor children’s playground, and a Foosball court. 

The Brooklyn Tower is bound by DeKalb Avenue, Fleet Street, and Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn, with access to 13 subway lines, 11 commuter trains via the LIRR at Atlantic Center, and 22 Citi Bike stations.  

The Brooklyn Tower. Photo by Binyan

Established in 1859, the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn commissioned a new headquarters at 9 DeKalb Ave. in anticipation of the opportunities offered by the 1908 opening of both the first subway tunnel  between Brooklyn and Manhattan as well as the creation of the Flatbush Avenue Extension. 

Originally designed by Mowbray and Uffinger (1906-1908) and later expanded by esteemed architects Halsey, McCormack & Helmer (1931-1932), the historic building was designated a New York City landmark in 1994. Decommissioned as a working bank, the space will become publicly accessible once again as a new retail flagship destination.

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