The Brooklyn Tower’s striking neo-Deco crown is complete

February 10, 2023

Photo by Evan Joseph

The top of the tallest tower in Brooklyn is now complete, cementing its status as New York City’s newest landmark. The Brooklyn Tower rises 93 stories from a marble base with a facade of repeating vertical columns and alternating panels of colored metals that fade from bronze to black as it moves upward to the neo-Deco crown. The spired pinnacle reaches 1,066 feet, making the Brooklyn Tower the tallest building in the borough.

Inspired by the landmarked Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn’s hexagonal composition, SHoP Architects designed the Brooklyn Tower with dramatic cascading setbacks and soaring columns. The historic bank, its facade preserved, and the new tower are combined; the bank building will hold retail space and a second entry to the residential tower.

Photo by Stephen Penta

Photo by Stephen Penta

The rest of the tower continues to take shape, in addition to the crown. According to a spokesperson for the project, the installation of the building’s “convexacave” columns has begun. The marble-columned podium shifts from a convex to a concave shape as it rises, giving texture and movement to the base.

Developed by JDS Development Group, the Brooklyn Tower contains 150 condos and 400 rentals, 30 percent of which will be designated affordable.

Sales for the condos, which start on the 53rd floor, launched last March. Residences are priced from $875,000 for studios to $8 million for four bedrooms. AD 100 firm Gachot Studios designed the apartments to maximize views via floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple exposures.

The tower boasts 120,000 square feet of amenity space, including the “Dome Pool and Terrace:” three outdoor pools that wrap around the bank’s Guastavino dome. On the 66th floor, an open-air sky deck features the “world’s highest dog run,” a children’s playground, and a basketball court. The sky lounge on the 85th floor features lounges, bars, an outdoor fireplace, and unobstructed views.


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