NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The city has approved a proposal for a 1,000-foot skyscraper in Brooklyn.

The tower would be nearly twice as tall as any other building in the borough.

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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.

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The New York Times said 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.

“To me, this project is enlightened urbanism at its best, where old and new are combined, where short and tall are combined in juxtaposition,” Frederick Bland, a landmarks commissioner said.

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

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