JDS Development and Chetrit plan to construct 1,066ft building in New York

18 February 2016 (Last Updated February 18th, 2016 18:30)

JDS Development Group and the Chetrit Group have submitted a plan to construct a 1,066ft building in Brooklyn, New York, which when completed would be the tallest structure in the area.

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JDS Development Group and the Chetrit Group have submitted a plan to construct a 1,066ft building in Brooklyn, New York, which when completed would be the tallest structure in the area.

Drawn by SHoP Architect for the two developers, the 73-storey structure will be twice the height of the 512ft Williamsburgh Savings Bank building.

For this particular structure, SHoP took inspiration from Brooklyn Dime Savings Bank, which is marked by limestone columns and is adjacent to the proposed tower.

This building of Brooklyn Dime Savings Bank would be become part of the tower property.

Taking details from the bank, the proposed tower would feature bronzed ribbons running up on its glassy elements, and have a hexagonal shape, reported Dezeen.com.

As the proposed tower would require a partial demolition of the historical structure of the bank, the demolition would require approval of the Preservation Commission.

"Drawn by SHoP Architect for the two developers, the 73-storey structure will be twice the height of the 512ft Williamsburgh Savings Bank building."

A review of the project is currently scheduled for 15 March.

Once built, this tower would have rental units.

SHoP is also designing a 1,400ft tall tower in Midtown Manhattan for these two developers.

In Manhattan, it is planning a timber-framed structure, as well as designing a complex at Brooklyn.


Image: Williamsburgh Savings Bank is the tallest building in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Courtesy of Kichaa / Wikipedia.