JDS Development

9 DeKalb Avenue Steadily Rising Toward 1,066-Foot Pinnacle in Downtown Brooklyn

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.

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111 West 57th Street’s Terracotta and Bronze Façade Reaches Crown As Completion Nears, in Midtown

SHoP Architects‘ 1,428-foot-high residential supertall at 111 West 57th Street is getting closer to the finish line. Developed by JDS DevelopmentProperty Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners, the Billionaires’ Row skyscraper stands as the world’s most slender building with a height-to-width ratio of 24:1. The Midtown structure is also the second-tallest building in the city by roof height, and the third-tallest by architectural height behind the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center and the 1,550-foot-tall Central Park Tower.

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Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

Supertall Two Bridges Towers Awarded Major Victory Over NIMBYs in New York Appellate Court Decision

The New York Appellate Court ruled in favor of a group of developers, including JDS Development Group, CIM Group, L+M Development Partners, and Starrett Corporation, to build four more towers along the Two Bridges waterfront on the Lower East Side. One Manhattan Square, a similarly-scoped neighbor, was completed in early 2019, and stands alone as the rest of development came to a halt despite approvals from the City Planning Commission in 2016. Yesterday, the ruling found the buildings described in the applications did not conflict with applicable zoning requirements, with all four Judges siding against Manhattan Borough president Gale A. Brewer and the New York City Council, which challenged the approval in 2018, arguing that the new construction required special permits and had to go through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process.

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