WITH its iconic landmarks, towering skyscrapers and global appeal, Manhattan has been the defining borough of New York City for over 120 years.ost of living and land on the island borough now scarce, nearby Brooklyn is experiencing a modern-day renaissance; attracting developers, businesses and people to the area, all culminating in a tower that will transform its skyline.

Set to become New York’s ninth tallest building when it completes in 2022, 9 DeKalb Avenue will be the tallest structure in the city outside of Manhattan and the first supertall skyscraper ever built in Brooklyn.To really understand what a skyscraper this tall is doing in Brooklyn, rather than rising in Manhattan, you need to get the history of the two boroughs.