Downtown Brooklyn Is Getting a Supertall Tower

It was probably just a matter of time, but Brooklyn is getting a supertall tower.

The 1,000-ft tall project, 340 Flatbush Avenue, will soon be found among Downtown Brooklyn’s quickly rising skyline.This will make it the tallest building in the borough, as well as the tallest building in NYC outside of Manhattan.

JDS Development tapped SHoP Architects to draft its facade, presumably so it matches the Barclays Center just a short walk away. (We’re just kidding — according to New York Yimby, this tower will have “Deco-tinged accents”, which is conceptually unlike the sleek and modern Barclays Center, though yes, SHoP designed that, too.) 340 Flatbush Avenue should have a total of 550 apartments across 90 floors, plus 140,000 of commercial space on the lower levels.

The supertall structure will actually surpass 388 Bridge St, which currently holds the title as Brooklyn’s tallest residential tower at 590 ft. Actually, 388 Bridge will be superseded twice before 340 Flatbush is completed, by AVA Willoughby and 333 Schermerhorn, which will be 598 ft and 607 ft, respectively. Until those projects top out however, 388 Bridge pretty much has exclusive views of just about everything.

Of course, the dynamic duo of JDS and SHoP is also working on a Billionaire’s Row addition, 111 West 57th Street. Earlier this month, JDS Development opened up the ultraluxe tower’s showroom to a select group of brokers for an exclusive preview. If 111 West 57th Street is any indicator of JDS’s commitment to excellence with these projects, take a look at the mockup they posted to their Instagram. The sample really showcases some beautiful craftsmanship, utilizing glass, terracotta, and bronze to articulate all its details. Really, they could probably use whatever they wanted at its 1,428 ft peak, and no one would be any wiser. Just sayin’.

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