The tallest building in Brooklyn begins its rise to the top

Construction on 9 Dekalb, the tallest tower in Brooklyn, is about to begin. Reaching 1,066 feet, this development will throw Brooklyn into the conversation around super-tall buildings. The tower will yield 417 rental apartments, 20 percent of which will be priced below-market rate. JP Morgan Chase sold the landmarked Dime bank building, located on the site of the tower, to JDS Development Group and Chetrit Group for $90 million. The developers also bought the other property on the site, 340 Flatbush Ave. Extension, for $43 million.

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Community Board 2 Committee Gives Thumbs-up to Development Combining Brooklyn’s Tallest Tower and Landmarked Dime Savings Bank

JDS Development Group and SHoP Architects have received approval from Community Board 2 related to their plans for a mixed-use tower. The project will connect the Dime Savings Bank building at 9 DeKalb Avenue with the adjacent 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension. Upon completion, the tower will become Brooklyn’s tallest skyscraper at 1,066 feet. Since both the interior and exterior of the century-old Dime Savings Bank are New York City landmarks, any plans for modifying the structure require final approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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