The Brooklyn Tower is a supertall skyscraper being developed in Brooklyn, New York, US. Credit: Max Touhey.
Real estate company JDS Development Group is developing the tower. Credit: Max Touhey.
Brooklyn Tower has a height-to-width ratio of 24:1 making it the world’s skinniest tower. Credit: Adrian Gaut.
The tower is expected to be completed by 2024. Credit: Adrian Gaut.

The Brooklyn Tower, previously known as 9 DeKalb, is a mixed-use residential and retail tower being developed in Brooklyn, New York, US.

The tower is being developed by JDS Development Group, a real-estate development group based in the US.

Construction on the tower began in 2018. JDS commenced the sale of the highest condominium residences in March 2022.

The Brooklyn Tower is expected to be completed in 2024.


The Brooklyn Tower is located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, one of the most densely populated areas of New York City.

It is built adjacent to DeKalb Avenue, Fleet Street and Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown Brooklyn.

The tower can be accessed through 13 subway lines, 11 commuter trains from the Long Island Railroad’s Atlantic Centre station and 22 Citi Bike stations.

Brooklyn Tower details

The Brooklyn Tower is over 1,000ft high and has 93 storeys. It will feature 550 residential units, of which 150 will be available for sale and 400 for rental.

It will also include 100,000ft² of retail space at the base of the tower in addition to the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn, which has been incorporated into the tower and is being renovated into a flagship retail space.

The tower will feature more than 120,000ft² of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor amenities, including health and fitness facilities. It will include two entrances and two lobbies for residents, one on Fleet Street and one on Flatbush Ave Extension.

The condominium residences start from the 53rd floor of the tower at an elevation of 535ft, which is higher than most of the penthouses in Brooklyn.

Augmented reality (AR) technologies were used to visualise the building during the tower’s construction.

Brooklyn Tower design details

The Brooklyn Tower’s design has been inspired by the innate geometries of Downtown Brooklyn and the hexagonal form of the Dime Savings Bank, which is reflected in the silhouette, geometries and materials of the tower.

The Dime Savings Bank was incorporated into the tower site by creating hexagonal volumes that emerge at different heights to create terraced setbacks. The hexagonal shapes of the bank building are reflected in the series of interlocking hexagonal plates of the tower.

The tower’s facade features abstract fluting in cylindrical, quarter-round and triangular shapes arranged vertically between oversized glass panels in black, copper and gold shades. The shapes change in size across each of the six faces of the tower, resulting in a transition from bronze to black.

The tower’s marble convexacave columns are placed on black granite pedestals at street level to render visual continuity with the bank building.

Materials used

The material composition of the building includes white marble at the base of the building, which changes to black stainless steel and bronze and copper tones as the tower rises.

The Fleet Street entrance provides access to the tower’s main hall through a section of the restored bank building’s marble colonnade. The two-storey atrium inside the Fleet Street entrance features white oak walls carved into a geometric pattern that resembles the contours of the tower’s facade. In addition, the cream and white hexagonal flooring resembles the interiors of the Dime Savings Bank.

A combination of wood millwork, bronze mirrored surfaces and custom-made furnishings feature across the interiors of the tower.

Amenities at Brooklyn Tower

The tower’s signature amenity is the Dome Pool and Terrace, a conceptualised extension of the bank’s rooftop deck, which features three outdoor swimming pools that encircle the bank’s historic Guastavino dome.

A 75ft lap pool for adults, a kid’s pool with a whirlpool, hammocks, a dining area, a barbeque grill, lounge chairs, a fire pit and outdoor showers feature on the terrace.

In addition, a two-level poolside lounge with a cocktail bar, a modern health club and fitness centre, a cinema, a chef’s catering kitchen and a private dining area, a billiard room and a library with coworking facilities, a conference room and a private meeting room are also featured.

The Sky Park on the 66th floor is an open-air ballroom that features the tallest basketball court suspended in mid-air. In addition, the world’s highest dog run, an outdoor children’s playground and a foosball court are available.

The exclusive Sky Lounge on the 85th floor offers views of New York’s harbour and skyline, Manhattan and Brooklyn. The open-air lounge offers an outdoor dining and entertaining area, cocktail bar, lounge area and outdoor fireplace.

The Lifetime Athletic Club is designed to extend the Brooklyn Tower’s amenities, offering high-end amenities for residents looking for the best health and wellness in a community setting.

The tower also features a rideshare lounge and a coffee station at ground level.

Contractors involved

Brooklyn Tower was designed by SHoP Architects, an architecture firm based in the US.

Krista Ninivaggi of interior design studio Woods Bagot has provided the amenities’ interior design. Meanwhile, residential interior design services are being provided by US-based architectural, engineering and design studio Gachot Studios. The landscape was designed by landscape architecture firm HMWhite.

Consulting and engineering firm WSP was appointed as the structural engineer for the project. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer was JB&B, an engineering firm based in the US.

Design-centric facade consultancy WC Skins was chosen as a curtain wall consultant. The civil engineer for the project was the environmental, planning and engineering consulting firm AKRF.

The engineering company Mueser Rutledge has been appointed for geotechnical engineering.

RWDI, a Canada-based speciality engineering consulting company, was appointed as the wind engineer.