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See New Views of Brooklyn’s Possible Supertall Before Its LPC Hearing

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The developers want to demolish part of the landmarked Dime Savings Bank

The developers behind the planned supertall in Downtown Brooklyn will make their case before the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) tomorrow morning, and presentation materials [PDF!] on the Commission's website have revealed several new interior renderings for the project.

JDS Development and the Chetrit Group can build a tower as of right on the triangular shaped property, but they want to demolish part of the landmarked Dime Savings Bank (also on the triangular lot) to create their ideal version of the tower, and hence need landmarks approval. In exchange the developers will carry out extensive interior and exterior restoration work on the landmarked building though it's not exactly clear what the space will be used for. In previous iterations the bank space was slated for retail.

In February it was revealed that the 73-story building will rise up to 1,066 feet and include 500 apartments, of which 20 percent will be affordable. Subsequently the project was backed by the local community board's land use committee.

The presentation materials on the LPC's website also reveal a second, 20-story building that could be built on the triangular lot in the future, though the exact timeline for that building has not been revealed yet.