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Brooklyn Point in Downtown Brooklyn. At a height of 720 ft (219 m), it has been the tallest building in Brooklyn since April 2019.

Brooklyn, the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, contains over 50 high-rises that stand taller than 295 feet (90 m). Brooklyn Point, a condominium tower in the Downtown neighborhood of the borough, is Brooklyn's tallest building at 720 feet (219 m). The Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower in Fort Greene, at 512 feet (156 m), was the tallest building in Brooklyn for 80 years from its completion in 1929 until 2009, when The Brooklyner was topped out at 514 feet (157 m).

History

Franklin Trust Company Tower 166 Montague Street Brooklyn
Franklin Trust Company Building is considered Brooklyn's first skyscraper

The construction of high-rise buildings in Brooklyn began during the late 19th century, following the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883 and the building of elevated railroads and streetcar lines during the late 1880s. Increased accessibility to Downtown Brooklyn brought greater economic growth and propagated denser commercial development, which increased the heights of downtown buildings throughout the 1890s. This led to the 1891 construction of Brooklyn's first skyscraper, the 10-story Franklin Trust Company Building. By 1901, the 13-story Temple Bar Building was completed and was the borough's first steel-beam high-rise, its largest office building, and its tallest at 164 feet (50 m). In the early 20th-century, the opening of multiple New York City Subway lines in Downtown Brooklyn spurred further development of tall commercial buildings. The Zoning Resolution of 1916, which required buildings to incorporate setbacks from the street to allow for sunlight, influenced the construction of taller, more slender buildings.

In 1918, the 22-story and 220-foot (67 m) building at 32 Court Street was completed and regarded as Brooklyn's first "true skyscraper", and thus initiated a skyscraper building boom in Brooklyn centered on Court and Montague Streets. Brooklyn's high-rise development continued unabated into the 1920s. The Court and Remsen Building, built in 1926 at 350 feet (107 m) in height, was the first of the major high-rises to be built in Brooklyn during the 1920s and briefly held the title of Brooklyn's tallest building until 1927, when the Montague–Court Building was completed and became Brooklyn's tallest building at 462 feet (141 m). Brooklyn's skyscraper building boom ceased during the Great Depression, and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower in Fort Greene, which was completed in 1929, remained Brooklyn's tallest building until 2009.

In 2004, several portions of Downtown Brooklyn were rezoned to promote more commercial, residential, and retail development. This rezoning allowed for greater density of development, and combined with an increased demand for housing, these areas experienced a boom in the construction of tall buildings. In addition to Downtown Brooklyn, high-rise buildings are also concentrated in the Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, and Williamsburg neighborhoods, although other Brooklyn neighborhoods have significant numbers of high-rises.

Downtown Brooklyn's skyline consisting of high-rise buildings, and docks in the foreground, viewed from across the East River from Lower Manhattan
Panoramic view of the Downtown Brooklyn skyline in 2005

Tallest buildings

There are over 50 completed or topped out skyscrapers in Brooklyn that stand at least 295 feet (90 m) tall, based on standard height measurement which includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. An asterisk (*) indicates that the building is still under construction, but has been topped out. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year completed Notes
1 Brooklyn Point A view of City Point looking north from Flatbush Avenue 720 (219) 68 2019 The final phase of Extell's City Point development; topped out in April 2019, it is now the tallest building in Brooklyn. Also known as 138 Willoughby Street, 1 City Point, and City Point Tower III.
2 11 Hoyt 11 Hoyt Street 620 (189) 51 2020 Topped out in June 2019. A redevelopment of Macy's former footprint in Downtown Brooklyn, with a design seemingly inspired by 8 Spruce Street.
3 The Hub A view of The Hub looking west from Flatbush Avenue 611 (186) 52 2017 Also known as 333 Schermerhorn Street. Topped out on December 16, 2015.
4 AVA DoBro Avalon Willoughby West, a high-rise clad in blue glass, photographed during its construction 596 (182) 58 2015 Also known as 100 Willoughby Street, Avalon Willoughby Square, and 214 Duffield Street.
5 388 Bridge Street A street view of 388 Bridge Street 590 (180) 51 2014
6 590 Fulton Street 250 Ashland Place 568 (173) 52 2016 Also known as 250 Ashland Place and Gotham BAM Tower
7 18 Sixth Avenue 532 (162) 49 2022 Also known as the Pacific Park B4 Tower.
8 City Tower  City Point Tower II, a high-rise clad in light-toned stone and dark-toned glass in irregular patterns, viewed from street level 515 (157) 46 2016 Also known as City Point Tower II, 10 City Point, and 336 Flatbush Avenue Extension
9 The Brooklyner A view of The Brooklyner's side elevation from street level 514 (157) 51 2010 Tallest high-rise building in Brooklyn between 2009 and 2013.
10 Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, a limestone art-deco high-rise building, viewed from street level 512 (156) 42 1929 Tallest high-rise building in Brooklyn between 1929 and 2009. Also known as One Hanson Place.
11 540 Fulton Street 540 Fulton Street 511 (156) 43 2020 Topped out in 2019.
12 One Willoughby Square 1 Willoughby Square 495 (151) 34 2021 Originally planned as a 65-story residential development, the building is now under construction as a 34-story commercial and office space. Topped out in October 2019, and is Brooklyn's tallest office building.
13 66 Rockwell Place 66 Rockwell Place, a high-rise clad in a façade of blue glass, viewed from street level 489 (149) 44 2014
14 12 Metrotech Center 12 Metrotech Center, a high-rise clad in a façade of stone and limestone, viewed from street level 473 (144) 32 2005 Also known as the Kings County Supreme and Family Courthouse.
15 Montague–Court Building Montague–Court Building, a high-rise building clad in stone, viewed from street level 462 (141) 35 1927 Tallest high-rise building in Brooklyn between 1927 and 1929. Also known as 16 Court Street.
16 196 Willoughby Street 435 (133) 34 2020
17 260 Kent Avenue 435 (133) 42 2019 Topped out in May 2019. The skyscraper will be the second structure to be developed as part of the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment plan.
18 Oro  Oro, a high-rise clad in stone and blue glass with curved corners, viewed from street level 432 (132) 40 2008
19 Toren  Toren, a high-rise clad in multiple of colors of glass in irregular patterns, viewed from street level 427 (130) 37 2009
20 The Amberly 120Nassau.jpg 425 (130) 33 2017 Also known as 120 Nassau Street
21 1 Metrotech Center  1 Metrotech Center, a high-rise clad in light-toned stone, viewed from street level 412 (126) 23 1992
22 664 Pacific Street 412 (126) 26 2020 Alternately addressed as 37 Sixth Avenue or 495 Dean Street.
23 1 Clinton Street 1 Clinton Street 409 (125) 38 2019 Also known as 280 Cadman Plaza West. Will replace a branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Topped out in March 2019.
24 DKLB BKLN  DKLB BKLN, a high-rise clad in stone and blue glass with curved corners, viewed from street level 405 (123) 34 2010 Also known as 80 DeKalb Avenue.
25 = One Pierrepont Plaza One Pierrepont Plaza 400 (122) 21 1988
25 = BKLYN AIR BKLYN AIR, a high-rise building with curved steel and glass corners, viewed on the right from a distance along an avenue 400 (122) 39 2014 Also known as Oro 2 Condominium.
25 = 41 Blue Slip 41 Blue Slip 400 (122) 40 2020 Topped out in May 2019.
28 = Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza 398 (121) 32 1998 Also known as the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.
28 = 1 North 4th Place  1 North 4th Place, a high-rise clad in blue glass, viewed from street level 398 (121) 41 2014 Also known as Three Northside Piers, 1N4th, and One North Fourth.
28 = 2 North 6th Place 398 (121) 40 2016
31 4 Metrotech Center  4 Metrotech Center, a high-rise clad in sienna-colored stone, viewed from an adjacent plaza 394 (120) 25 1993 Part of the MetroTech Center development
32 Avalon Fort Greene Avalon Fort Greene Condominium 393 (120) 42 2010
33 The Greenpoint* 21India.jpg 392 (119) 39 2018 Also known as 10 Huron and 21 India Street
34 Jehovah's Witnesses Dormitory Jehovah's Witnesses Dormitory 378 (115) 30 1995
35 300 Ashland 286 Ashland Place 364 (111) 32 2016 Also known as Brooklyn Academy of Music South (BAM South) and 286 Ashland Place.
36 7 DeKalb Avenue 7DeKalb.jpg 361 (110) 27 2016 Also known as City Point Tower I and 70 Fleet Street.
37 Court and Remsen Building  Court and Remsen Building, a high-rise clad in stone in a neoclassical architectural style, viewed from street level 350 (107) 27 1926 Tallest high-rise building in Brooklyn between 1922 and 1926. Also known as the Chamber of Commerce Building.
38 BellTel Lofts  BellTel Lofts, a high-rise clad in yellow stone in an art deco architectural style, viewed from street level 348 (106) 25 1931 Also known as the New York Telephone Company Building.
39 461 Dean Street 461Dean.jpg 347 (106) 32 2016 Also known as B2 BKLYN. The tower is currently the world's tallest modular building.
40 86 Fleet Place FleetPlaceCondo.jpg 346 (105) 32 2017
41 75 Livingston Street 75 Livingston Street, a stepped high-rise, viewed on the left from street level 343 (105) 30 1926 Also known as the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Court Chambers Building.
42 Tivoli Towers Tivoli Towers 341 (104) 33 1974
43 37 Blue Slip 37 Blue Slip 340 (104) 30 2018 Also known as One Blue Slip.
44 J Condominium J Condominium 337 (103) 31 2007 Also known as J Condo.
45 200 Cadman Plaza 200 Cadman Plaza 333 (101) 33 1973
46 Archstone Brooklyn Heights Archstone Brooklyn Heights 331 (101) 33 2000 Also known as 180 Montague Street.
47 Two Northside Piers Two Northside Piers, a high-rise clad in gray-blue glass, viewed in the center from the East River 329 (100) 30 2009
48 15 Metrotech Center 15 Metrotech Center 325 (99) 21 2003 Also known as the Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Headquarters.
49 1524 Sheepshead Bay Road 1 Brooklyn Bay, 1524 Sheepshead Bay Road, viewed from Voorhies Avenue. 321 (98) 28 2018 Also known as 1 Brooklyn Bay, Avalon Brooklyn Bay, and 1501 Voorhies Avenue.
50 123 Linden Boulevard 320 (98) 26 2020
51 = St. George Towers A black and white photograph of St. George Towers rising in the center 315 (96) 30 1930 Also known as the St. George Hotel.
51 = Quay Tower 315 (96) 28 2018 Also known as 50 Bridge Park Drive.
51 = 550 Clinton Avenue 312 (95) 29 2021
54 = Atlantic Terminal Houses 1 ATHousesB.jpg 310 (94) 31 1976 Also known as Atlantic Terminal Site 4B and 487 Carlton Avenue.
54 = 436 Albee Square 436AlbeeSq.jpg 310 (94) 28 2017
56 111 Livingston Street 111 Livingston Street 301 (92) 23 1971
57 The Edge – South Tower The Edge – South Tower, a high-rise clad in blue-gray glass viewed from an adjacent plaza 298 (91) 30 2009 Also known as The Edge I.
58 = Beacon Tower Beacon Tower 297 (91) 23 2007
58 = One Northside Piers One Northside Piers, a high-rise clad in blue-gray glass, viewed from an adjacent plaza 297 (91) 29 2008


Tallest buildings under construction or proposed

Under construction

There are a number of buildings under construction in Brooklyn that are expected to rise at least 295 feet (90 m) in height. 9 DeKalb Avenue, which has started initial construction work relating to foundation preparation, is set to rise over 1,000 feet. If completed, the tower will become the tallest building in the NYC area outside of Manhattan, and the tallest building on Long Island.

Name Image Height*
ft (m)
Floors Year* Notes
9 DeKalb Avenue 9DekalbA.jpg 1,066 (325) 73 2022 Upon completion, 9 DeKalb will become New York City's tallest building outside of Manhattan, giving the outer boroughs their first supertall skyscraper.
2 River Park 438 (134) 28 2019 Also known as 91 Pacific Street.
Greenpoint Block D 40 Story Tower 400 (122) 40 Informally known as the Tetris buildings.
Greenpoint Block D 30 Story Tower 300 (91) 30 Informally known as the Tetris buildings.
532 Neptune Avenue 430 (131) 40 2017
2230 Cropsey Avenue 356 (109) 30 2021

Tallest buildings proposed

Name Height*
ft (m)
Floors Year* Notes
625 Fulton Street 941 (287) 79 2023
80 Flatbush - Phase One 510 (155) 38 2022
80 Flatbush - Phase Two 840 (256) 74 2025 Would become the third tallest building in Brooklyn if built.
205 Montague Street 700 (213) 62 2019
River Street Waterfront Tower 1 650 (198) 2030
River Street Waterfront Tower 2 600 (183) 2030
491 Fulton Street 50 2021
591 Fulton Street 50 2021
100 Flatbush Avenue 500 (152) 38 2023
98 Dekalb Avenue 490 (149) 47 Alternately known as 180 Ashland Place.
111 Willoughby Street 434 (132) 40 2021
320 Kent Avenue 401 (122) 36 2020 Another skyscraper as part of the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment plan.
202-208 Tillary Street 42 2020
61 Dekalb Avenue 435 (133) 2021
1 Eagle Street 435 (133) 39 2023
960 Franklin Avenue 421 (128) 39 2021
570 Fulton Street 550 (168) 40 2020
700 Atlantic Avenue 397 (121) 41 2024
1 Bell Slip 368 (112) 31 2024
555 Broadway 319 (97) 28 2022
545 Broadway 298 (91) 27 2018 If built, the tower would become Williamsburg's third tallest building after two other proposed buildings in the neighborhood.
18 India Street 40 2022
141 Willoughby Street 360 (110) 44 2019 Former site of the Institute of Design and Construction.
595 Dean Street 298 (91) 29 2022
87 Commercial Street 40
77 Commercial Street 30

Timeline of tallest buildings

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Brooklyn.

Name Image Street address Years as
tallest
Height
ft (m)
Floors Notes
Temple Bar Building Temple Bar Building, a high-rise clad in brown brick, viewed in the background from an adjacent street 44 Court Street 1901–13 164 (50) 13
Clock Tower Building The Clocktower and the Manhattan Bridge from 15 Clark Street.jpg 1 Main Street 1913–18 216 (66) 16
32 Court Street 32 Court Street, a high-rise clad in brown brick, viewed from street level 32 Court Street 1918–26 220 (67) 22
Court and Remsen Building Court and Remsen Building, a high-rise clad in brown brick, viewed from an adjacent plaza 26 Court Street 1926–27 350 (107) 27
Montague–Court Building Montague–Court Building, a high-rise building clad in stone, viewed from street level 16 Court Street 1927–29 462 (141) 35
Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, a limestone art-deco high-rise building, viewed from street level 1 Hanson Place 1929–2010 512 (156) 42
The Brooklyner A view of The Brooklyner's side elevation from street level 111 Lawrence Street 2010–13 514 (157) 51
388 Bridge Street A street view of the lower level of 388 Bridge Street at nighttime 388 Bridge Street 2013–15 590 (180) 51
AVA DoBro Avalon Willoughby West, a high-rise clad in blue glass, photographed during its construction 214 Duffield Street 2015–17 596 (182) 58
The Hub TheHubBRK2.jpg 333 Schermerhorn Street 2017–20 610 (186) 52
Brooklyn Point BrooklynPointMay27.jpg 138 Willoughby Street 2020–present 720 (219) 68
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