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9 DeKalb Avenue

Foundation Work Making Steady Progress for Brooklyn’s First Supertall at 9 Dekalb Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn

As seen through the green construction netting on-site, large hollow steel pilings are now sitting in the cold weather waiting to be driven into the ground by two piling machines at 9 DeKalb Avenue. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development and the Chetrit Group, excavation and foundation work for the 1,066-foot-tall supertall is making steady headway in Downtown Brooklyn.

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A Void Proposal: The Proposed Mechanical Voids Zoning Amendment Rests Upon a Hollow Foundation

On January 28, the Department of City Planning released the Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) for the proposed Residential Tower Mechanical Voids Amendment, which seeks to limit non-residential floor heights in future apartment towers within high-density districts. The 48-page document, which outlines the proposal and its impact, reveals a troubling foundation of groundless speculation, elusive language, and self-contradictory statements. The proposed amendment ultimately promises to stifle flexible planning, and fails to present a convincing argument in its support.

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Quay Tower Nears Finish Line Along Brooklyn Heights Waterfront

Construction on Quay Tower is wrapping up as the 30-story residential building nears completion. Located across from Pier 6 along the Brooklyn Heights waterfront, it sits next to the southern tip of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Designed by ODA Architecture and developed by RAL Companies and Oliver’s Realty Group, the 315-foot tall skyscraper will bring 126 units to market with the help of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing.

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