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New York-based famous architects, SHoP Architects, is designing Brooklyn’s first super-tall skyscraper – a spindly structure that will rise 1,000 feet over the downtown district. SHoP architects, just has its architecture portfolio….richest! This skyscraper will reportedly rise 1,000 feet (305 metres), making it the tallest building in New York outside of Manhattan, with 78 apartments spread over 186,332 square feet of residential space. Anbau says they’ll be building one- through four-bedroom units, ranging in size from 875 to 2,850 square feet, with full-floor penthouses at the top.
The project is slated to be constructed at 340 Flatbush Avenue in downtown Brooklyn, in an area where new buildings rarely rise above 600 feet. The site currently contains the historic Dime Savings Bank, which opened in 1908. Completion is tentatively scheduled for 2019. “SHoP’s tower will be a dramatic improvement for both the cityscape and the skyline,” wrote NIMBY, which tracks New York building projects. “With slender proportions capped in pointed, Deco-tinged accents, the building will have a notable presence without overwhelming its surrounds.”
Rising approximately 90 storeys, the proposed tower will contain 550 residential units totalling 466,000 square feet (43,290 square metres). It will also encompass 140,000 square feet (13,000 square metres) of commercial space. The project backer is JDS Development Group, whom SHoP is working with on another super-tall tower: 111 West 57th Street, a condo tower in midtown Manhattan. Scheduled to be completed in 2017, the Manhattan building will rise 1,438 feet (438 metres).
New York is experiencing a boom in luxury properties, luxury housing projects and luxury residential, including a series of super-tall residential towers that are now under construction in Manhattan. Current projects by the firm include a new campus for Uber in San Francisco and a new tech district in Miami designed in collaboration with the Dutch landscape firm West 8.
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