It's only a matter of time before Brooklyn's tallest building, a supertall that will sit at 340 Flatbush Avenue Extension (now being referred to as 9 DeKalb Avenue), makes its mark on the borough's fast-changing skyline. But so far, only one rendering for the SHoP-designed building has been released, showing (no surprise here) a tall, glassy tower. But thanks to a tipster, we now have some new looks at the planned skyscraper: These renderings show a few views of the structure, including a close-up of the facade and the building's base, which will hug the adjacent Dime Savings Bank building.
The team behind the project, JDS Development and Chetrit Group, have been amassing land for the building since 2014. After purchasing the bank building (with its accompanying air rights) last year for $90 million, the developers were able to design this enormous tower, rather than a smaller, 775-foot skyscraper that was originally planned.
But there's still one more hurdle to clear before the project can move forward. Because the Dime building is a landmark, the developers have to present their plans to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for approval; that's due to happen sometime this spring. So take these renderings with a grain of salt—changes could be a'comin' once the LPC has its say.
And here's a full rendering of the building: