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The Clock Tower Building | 1 Main St, Apartments for Rent & Sale

DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201

About the Building

Type of the building

Mixed Residential/Commercial

Number Units


Number of Floors


Year built


About Property

The Clocktower, Dumbo’s most famous building, is located between Plymouth Street and Water Street in Dumbo. The building is within Community District 13 and zoned for P.S. Daniel 307 Daniel Hale Williams.

How Tall is the Building?

The original structure is 12 stories with a four-story addition, making the tallest point 15 stories.

Who Designed the Building?

The Clock Tower Building was built in 1914 by Robert Gair and was originally intended to be an industrial factory building. It wasn’t until rezoning approval in the late 90’s that the former industrial factory was converted to a 124-unit condominium.

What Luxury Amenities Can Residents Expect?

The luxury amenities enjoyed by the penthouse are far superior to the standard amenities for the rest of the building. Some of them include 15-foot ceilings, designer appliances, sky roof cabana, and open deck, 3-story private elevator, wraparound floating stairway, 360-degree views of Brooklyn and Manhattan skyline, AV and sun control, four 14-foot glass clocks encircling the apartment.

What Services are Provided?

There is a concierge at your service 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

How Much Does It Cost to Buy an Apartment?

The units consist of one to three bedrooms and prices can range anywhere from $1.4 - 9.8 Million. The clocktower penthouse unit was sold for a record-breaking $15 Million.

Clock Tower unit currently holds the record for the priciest condo ever sold in Brooklyn.

Who Lives in the Building?

At the moment, no celebrities or well-known persons live at this residence. Anne Hathaway used to reside there, however.

Amenities: concierge service, central air conditioning and heating, a roof deck and a fitness center, pre-war, roof deck, health club, elevator, bike room, full-time doorman, waterfront, in-suite laundry, oversized windows, superintendent in building, pet-friendly

Fun Facts:

The Clocktower Building has three addresses. The building’s official address is 1 Main Street, but additional addresses include 82-90 Plymouth Street and 97-111 Water Street.

The Clocktower’s triplex penthouse was once named “Unsellable” by the New York Post. It stayed on the market for over six years until it was finally sold for $15 million (instead of $25M).

The triplex penthouse breaks the record for the "most expensive condo ever sold in Brooklyn".

The building is within Community District 302 and zoned for the following school - P.S. 307 Daniel Hale Williams. Nearby transportation includes the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6 Express, A, C, F, J, Z, N, R subway lines.


  • Doorman
  • Gym
  • Elevator
  • On-site Super
  • Shared Outdoor Space

DUMBO Neighborhood Rating

Editors Rating (3 stars out of 5)
6.0 Overall
Average Rent Prices 2
Public transportation 9
Schools 6
Lifestyle 10
Crime 3

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Crime in This Neighborhood

Crime rate: 7 out of 10
Approximately 29.3800 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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Schools Zoned for This Building

P.S. 307 Daniel Hale Williams