Brooklyn's Cityscape to Gain Eye-Popping Skyscraper

Brooklyn's skyline is set to undergo a dramatic addition: a 1,000-foot skyscraper.

The tower would be nearly twice as tall as any other building in the borough. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the proposal for the 73-story apartment tower on Tuesday.

The design by SHoP Architects calls for 500 units and a tapered and hexagonal form clad in bronze and black metal fins.

The New York Times says the tower will be built on a portion of the neighboring Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn, a city landmark. That allows the project about 300,000-square-feet of air rights.

Because the 1908 bank is a landmark developers needed city approval to alter the bank, which will house new shops.

Construction is scheduled to begin this year. 

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