connected to the landmark Dime Savings Bank, a palatial bank hall with 40-foot ceilings and a domed ceiling created by the famed Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company. With the purchase of the former bank’s unused development rights, the tower gained about 30 more floors than it could have otherwise built. The bank hall will become a “flagship” retail space, part of a 100,000-square-foot retail plan, Mr. Stern said.

The bank interior, with its hexagonal tiles and patterns, inspired the facade of the building, a mix of stainless steel and anodized aluminum in contrast to many of the blue-glass towers around it, said Gregg Pasquarelli, a founding principal at SHoP Architects.

Where the new tower connects to the roof of the bank, the building will have three outdoor pools surrounding the dome. There will be an array of amenities, including a movie theater, gym, billiards room, children’s playroom and — a late pandemic addition — co-working spaces and conference rooms for remote workers. Renters get access to all the amenities, except the 85th floor “sky lounge,” which is reserved for condo owners.

where residents are suing for at least $125 million after reports of intolerable noise, electrical explosions and burst pipes related to the construction of the building.

“I think we’ve learned all these lessons already,” he said.

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