Future Supertall Attached to Dime Savings Bank in Downtown Brooklyn Hits 26 Stories

Photo by Susan De Vries


The future supertall attached to the iconic Dime Savings Bank in Downtown Brooklyn continues to grow.

Located at 9 Dekalb Avenue, it currently stands at 26 stories (up from eight stories in August), where its size is beginning to stick out, even among the ever-rising field of towers that is quickly taking over the neighborhood.

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Photo by Susan De Vries

When complete, it will stand 73 stories and 1,066 feet tall, making it the first building in the borough to hit quadruple digits in height. Designed by prominent firm SHoP Architects, the spire will alter the skyline of Brooklyn and change the feel of historically low-rise Downtown Brooklyn, bringing the borough one step closer to Manhattan-like density and height.

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Photo by Craig Hubert

The massive building will have 463,470 square feet of residential space in the form of 417 rental units and another 92,694 square feet of commercial space. There will be an outdoor pool on the fifth floor, according to permit filings, which some renderings show as actually being on the roof of the landmarked bank.

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Rendering by SHoP

The bank building is landmarked both inside and out, unusually, and approval was needed from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to tear down two annexes to fuse the bank and skyscraper together.

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