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Brooklyn, NY - City Approves Proposal For Brooklyn's 1,000-foot Tower

Published on: April 20, 2016 10:14 AM
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Brooklyn's tallest tower will soar at 340 Flatbush Ave. Extension, right alongside landmarked Dime Savings Bank. (Rendering by SHoP Architects via the Landmarks Preservation Commission)Brooklyn's tallest tower will soar at 340 Flatbush Ave. Extension, right alongside landmarked Dime Savings Bank. (Rendering by SHoP Architects via the Landmarks Preservation Commission)

Brooklyn, NY - New York City has approved a proposal for a 1,000-foot skyscraper in Brooklyn.

The tower would be nearly twice as tall as any other building in the borough.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the proposal for the 73-story apartment tower on Tuesday.

The design by SHoP Architects calls for 500 units and a tapered and hexagonal form clad in bronze and black metal fins.

The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1SajcXP ) says the tower will be built on a portion of the neighboring Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn on DeKalb Ave., a city landmark. That allows the project about 300,000-square-feet of air rights.

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Because the 1908 bank is a landmark developers needed city approval to alter the bank, which will house new shops.

City records show the development for approval was granted to Michael Stern JDS Development and the Chetrit Group.

The Dime Savings Bank building, whose tenant will be a retailer, will have an entrance on Flatbush Avenue Extension. (Rendering by SHoP Architects via the Landmarks Preservation Commission)The Dime Savings Bank building, whose tenant will be a retailer, will have an entrance on Flatbush Avenue Extension. (Rendering by SHoP Architects via the Landmarks Preservation Commission)

 



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 Apr 20, 2016 at 10:27 AM Curious Says:

How many affordable housing units will this project have?

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 Apr 20, 2016 at 11:08 AM ayoyo Says:

How nice another giant apt. house in a place where the transportation system is over 100 years old and overcrowded now.

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 Apr 20, 2016 at 12:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Stern? A yid? Is he frum just curious who the guy is.

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 Apr 20, 2016 at 12:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Terrible, just terrible on so many levels.

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 Apr 20, 2016 at 12:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Disgusting, looks like the Tower of Babel.

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 Apr 20, 2016 at 01:37 PM The_Truth Says:

Beautiful, on so many levels - all 73 of them!
Why should only Manhattan have sky scrapers. This will bring more jobs to the area, more people to pay taxes, more investment, more retail and residential units. The building itself looks great, combining new metal clad tower with low limestone old bank building.
Kol Hakavod to the developers who got this through, whether its a frum Jew or not.

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 Apr 20, 2016 at 06:41 PM Snagged Says:

"How many affordable housing units will this project have?"

It's all affordable, otherwise it won't get sold.

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 Apr 21, 2016 at 12:54 AM ayoyo Says:

The subway system is on the verge of collapse ,there isn't enough space for the passengers now. How do the planners expect to move people about? There isn't room for cars on the streets now ,it's almost gridlocked .,thinking nothing about street traffic the planning commision are just planning for their retirement packages.

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