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Supertall Downtown skyscraper details revealed! - Brooklyn Paper

Supertall Downtown skyscraper details revealed!

Sky high: The super skinny, super tall tower developers JDS Development and Chetrit Group may build at 340 Flatbush Ave Ext. Downtown, according to a real estate blog.
SHoP Architects / New York Yimby

Call it a tall order.

A pair of developers just filed plans outlining the Chrysler Building-sized tower they plan to erect next to Downtown’s Dime Savings Bank, confirming reports last year that they aim to construct Brooklyn’s first 1,000-foot “supertall” skyscraper on the site.

In fact, the new documents call for a 1,066-foot building at Flatbush Avenue Extension and Fleet Street — which is 475 feet higher than the tallest property in the borough right now.

Per the still-pending plans, builders JDS Development and the Chetrit Group are shooting for a 73-story structure, with four floors of retail and office space at the base, and 417 units of housing above that. The residential component will start on the seventh floor with 12 units, and go down to just two units apiece on the top two floors.

The duo laid down $43.5 million for the site in 2014, and originally planned to build a 775-foot tower there. But they then purchased the landmarked Dime Savings Bank next door for $90 million last year, and can now use the building’s air rights to go sky high.

They can’t build on top of the bank due to its historic protection, but could stick retail stores or restaurants inside.

Architecture firm Shop — the same outfit behind Barclays Center, and those zero-shaped buildings at the old Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg — is designing the building, and its latest renderings show a skinny, Art Deco-inspired look.

The new permits were first spotted by real estate blog New York Yimby.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill

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