According to Crain’s, Developers Michael Stern and Joseph Chetrit have acquired the landmarked Dime Savings Bank building at 9 Dekalb Avenue, which the story notes, could be repurposed as a high-end retail store, such as Apple. The developers have also acquired air rights which would enable them to build on an adjoining lot a building taller than the Empire State Building. The Crain’s piece quotes a “source familiar with the deal” as saying the developers will probably build something between 1,000 and 1,200 feet tall, or slightly shorter than the ESB without its radio tower. It would be decidedly taller than anything else in Brooklyn now: the tallest building in the Borough, according to Crain’s is 388 Bridge Street, at 590 feet.
The building is likely to resemble 432 Park Avenue (photo), a slender shaft about which your correspondent expressed his opinion here.