Construction is continuing to rise on 9 DeKalb Avenue, a 93-story residential skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn, as the structure nears the 984-foot-tall threshold that will make it the first supertall in the outer boroughs. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS, the 1,066-foot-tall project will yield 450 rental apartments and 150 condominiums above a retail podium bound by Flatbush Avenue Extension to the northeast, Fleet Street to the northwest, the landmark Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn to the southwest, and DeKalb Avenue to the south.
The reinforced concrete superstructure has climbed considerably since our last update in June, when 9 DeKalb Avenue had recently eclipsed the 720-foot roof height of Brooklyn Point to become the tallest building in Brooklyn. Installation of the dark floor-to-ceiling glass and stainless steel and aluminum façade has also progressed steadily, covering more than half of the floors.
The floor plates are getting smaller in size as workers are reaching the staggered setbacks that culminate with the last set of tall mechanical outrigger floors and the crown. These critical structural components are found across multiple sections the supertall where we see blank concrete walls lining the perimeter. They have previously taken a little bit longer to form due to the extra amount of rebar and concrete needed. At the current pace of construction, 9 DeKalb Avenue will top out before the end of the year.
9 DeKalb Avenue towers over every nearby structure and makes a clear statement over Downtown Brooklyn when seen from the World Trade Center.
Meanwhile the dark and sleek envelope continues to make its way up and covering the perimeter of the tower.
YIMBY estimates that 9 DeKalb Avenue will be completed sometime in the second half of 2022.