Towering over the historic Dime Savings Bank, The Brooklyn Tower is now the tallest building in the borough. At over 1,000 feet, the residential supertall The Brooklyn Tower in Downtown Brooklyn soars above the surrounding structures and offers unparalleled views of Brooklyn and the Manhattan skyline. A creative collaboration between JDS Development and award-winning SHoP Architects, the 93-story tower features an Art Deco design inspired by its historic neighbor. On April 19th and 26th, you can join Untapped New York Insiders for an exclusive tour of the new building, with a visit inside the landmarked Dime Savings Bank!
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Brooklyn Tower Tour
Brooklyn’s Dime Savings Bank was built in 1906-08 by the firm Mowbray & Uffinger. At the bank, founded in 1859, New Yorkers could open an account for as little as a dime. As the business grew, the building was enlarged in 1931-1932 by the noted design firm of Halsey, McCormack & Helmer, which specialized in bank buildings. The marble-clad building with its massive dome and stunningly ornate interiors was and remains a symbol of Brooklyn’s 19th-century progress and a prime example of civic architecture.
The landmark bank served as a source of inspiration for the design of Brooklyn Tower. The Tower’s striking form echoes the hexagonal composition and patterning inside the bank. It also shares similar materials. White marble, like that on the exterior of the bank, covers the bottom of the Tower, eventually transitioning to stainless steel, bronze, and copper as the structure rises. Setbacks on the Tower’s upper floors are reminiscent of New York City’s Art Deco skyscrapers.
The condominium residences start on the 53rd floor of the tower and provide an astonishing new vantage point with long, uninterrupted views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines, East River, and the New York Harbor. Starting at an elevation of 535 feet, the residences start above most other penthouses in Brooklyn and continue to soar to astonishing heights.
Each residence has been designed by Gachot Studios, an Architectural Digest 100 interior design firm, which created a refined aesthetic and radical sense of place for the tower. Highly considered residential layouts leverage the building’s unparalleled vantage points and distinctive hexagonal form to maximize the transcendent city and water views through floor-to-ceiling windows, with many residences boasting multiple exposures.
An intimate and tranquil interior experience is achieved through warm, richly layered finishes and custom design elements. Living spaces feature soaring 10’3” ceiling heights and European white oak flooring with a custom honey stain. Pricing for the 150 condominiums ranges from approximately $875,000 for studio residences to approximately $8 million for four-bedrooms.
The Brooklyn Tower also features a full-block residential lobby designed by Krista Ninivaggi of Woods Bagot in collaboration with SHoP Architects. The lobby’s interior design is reflective of the soaring tower’s architecture and native geometries. Throughout the building, the design carries a sense of elegance and quality that pays homage to the past while looking toward the future.
The Dime Saving Bank will be restored and repurposed as a key retail anchor for the neighborhood, linking Flatbush Avenue Extension and Fulton Street, two of Brooklyn’s defining thoroughfares. You can see firsthand how the old and the new intertwine on an upcoming Untapped New York Insiders tour of Brooklyn Tower with a stop inside the Dime Savings Bank!
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