The building coming to 340 Flatbush Extension — this is the site next door to Junior’s Cheesecake — will be taller than any other in Brooklyn at 775 feet and it will be designed by SHoP Architects. It won’t be quite the 1,000-foot-tall tower The New York Times was predicting would go up at Junior’s, but it’s close.
To put that in context, Brooklyn’s current tallest tower, 388 Bridge Street, is 590 feet tall.
The developers are partners JDS and Chetrit, who were also bidding on the Junior’s site. It’s not yet known who is in contract for 33 Dekalb Avenue.
SHoP, which also designed Barclay’s Center and Domino, is known for interesting and innovative buildings, so we expect their design will be a plus for the area.
Permits filed yesterday call for 70 stories and 495 apartments. The building will have 555,734 square feet of space in total, including 108,799 square feet of retail, as NY YIMBY was the first to report.
What do you think of the plans?
340 Flatbush Ave Extension to Become Brooklyn’s Tallest Building [NY YIMBY]
Tallest Tower in Brooklyn, 1,000 Feet High, Could Sprout on Junior’s Site [Brownstoner]
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