Construction is ascending steadily at 9 DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, the first supertall project in the outer boroughs. The reinforced concrete superstructure currently stands around 28 stories tall, more than one-third of its 73-story total. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS, the 1,066-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 425 rental apartments and 150 condominiums.
Recent photos show the degree of progress that has occurred since our last update in July, when construction had just begun to rise above the podium. The hexagonal massing is becoming more prominent as the superstructure rises higher, and the safety cocoon is shifting up in step as each pour of concrete for the columns, walls, and floor plates settles.
Meanwhile, metal clips are now in position on the edges of the floor plates above the four-story podium in preparation for the curtain wall installation, which consists of dark stainless steel, reflective floor-to-ceiling glass, and aluminum.
The landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn stands preserved to the west of the main tower and will be used as a retail space.
At the current pace of construction, 9 DeKalb Avenue will eclipse the height of Brooklyn Point, the borough’s current tallest building, in the next several months or so. Progress should accelerate as the building rises, as subsequent setbacks will reduce the size of each floor plate as work nears the pinnacle.
YIMBY also received word that the first curtain wall panel had just begun to be installed on the northern corner today. The sleek lines, trims, and richly dark color will certainly make a bold impact on the skyline as more pieces arrive and are put into place.
9 DeKalb Avenue is anticipated to be finished around 2022.