Supertall Skyscraper Brooklyn by SHoP Architects

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Supertall Skyscraper Brooklyn by SHoP Architects

340 Flatbush Avenue Tower Development, NY, USA – design by SHoP Architects

8 Mar 2016

340 Flatbush Avenue Skyscraper Brooklyn

Design: SHoP Architects

Location: 340 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Proposed height: 325m

Storeys: 73

340 Flatbush Avenue Skyscraper Brooklyn by Shop Architects
image courtesy of SHoP Architects

Scrutiny is about to begin of a proposal for the tallest tower in Brooklyn, reports the New York Times.

Two developers have submitted plans in recent weeks for a 1,066-foot building in Downtown Brooklyn, which would be almost twice as high as anything surrounding it. The complex, at 9 DeKalb Avenue, would also bring the current surge in supertall towers across the East River from Manhattan.

340 Flatbush Avenue Skyscraper Brooklyn by Shop Architects
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The 73-story structure, to be built by JDS Development Group and the Chetrit Group, would be more than double the height of the 512-foot Williamsburgh Savings Bank building, which was once the tallest in the borough.

The plans were drawn up by SHoP Architects, whose portfolio includes another of the most recognizable new buildings in Brooklyn, Barclays Center.

340 Flatbush Avenue Skyscraper Brooklyn by Shop Architects
image courtesy of SHoP Architects

For this project, the architects say they drew inspiration from the limestone-columned Brooklyn Dime Savings Bank, which sits next door to the site of the tower and would be incorporated into the property. The bronzed ribbons running up the tower’s glassy sides draw on details of the bank, and its hexagonal shape echoes the bank’s footprint.

Website: 340 Flatbush Avenue Skyscraper Brooklyn

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A 1,066-ft (325-m) tower can be built along Flatbush Avenue without special approvals from the city. However, since the exterior and interior of the historic bank building are protected, alterations to it must be approved by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. A hearing before the commission is scheduled for March 15, 2016.

A recent design by SHoP Architects in New York:

475 West 18th Street, West Chelsea
475 West 18th Street West Chelsea Condominium
image © SHoP Architects
Wooden Condominium New York City – 1 Feb 2016

Working for the same developers SHoP is designing a 1,400-foot-tall (426m) tower in Midtown Manhattan.

B2 Atlantic Yards Building, New York
Barclays Center New York
image © SHoP Architects
B2 Atlantic Yards Brooklyn by SHoP Architects


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