Work is several floors above street level and rising at 9 DeKalb Avenue, a 1,066-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS, 73-story structure will become the first supertall in Brooklyn and the outer boroughs.
Tectonic captured several photographs of the building’s progress from across Flatbush Avenue and from next to the City Point complex.
Foundation work was a protracted process due to the irregular configuration and narrow footprint of the building. But over the past few months, the shear walls and floor slabs of the reinforced concrete superstructure have begun to climb quite swiftly. Workers were seen placing rebar to form the next set of columns and walls as the recently poured concrete settles among the formwork below. It shouldn’t be long before construction passes the podium and the hexagonal floor plates of the main tower begin to take shape.
The supertall project will yield a total of 425 rental apartments and 150 condominiums with amenities such as an outdoor terrace and a rooftop pool on top of the Dime Savings Bank. The domed atrium of the historic bank with its ornate details will be preserved, and the hall will serve as an entrance to the planned 120,000 square feet of retail space.
The nearest subways to the site are the B, Q, and R trains at the DeKalb Avenue station to the north. Also nearby are the 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains to the south at the Nevins Street station and the A, C, and G trains to the west at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets station.
9 DeKalb Avenue is anticipated to be finished around 2022.