Long Island City’s First Office Towers Of The Decade, “JACX,” Near Halfway Mark

28-07 Jackson Avenue28-07 Jackson Avenue. Rendering via Tishman Speyer

Construction has been slow-moving this year for the JACX development in Long Island City, Queens. Two 26-story towers are rising at 28-07 Jackson Avenue and 28-10 Queens Plaza South, and the pair will yield new office space marketed toward the technology sector. Images for the site reveal construction has risen as high as the twelfth floor, an increase of eight floors since January. Tishman Speyer and Qatari Diar are responsible for the development.

JACX, image by Tectonic

JACX, image by Tectonic, as of April

Offices will feature modern infrastructure with high ceilings and open floor plans. 1.2 million square feet will be created, with floor plates ranging from 20,000 square feet to 90,000 square feet. WeWork has leased 250,000 square feet of the project, and Macy’s and Bloomingdales have also claimed a 550,000 square foot lease.

JACX, image by Baronson

JACX, image by Baronson, as of 5/30

JACX fifth floor terrace, rendering courtesy Tishman Speyer

JACX fifth floor terrace, rendering courtesy Tishman Speyer

MdeAS Architects is responsible for the design. The buildings will incorporate board-formed concrete, terra cotta, steel panels, and an acre-wide landscaped park on the 5th floor toting 100 trees and 25,000 flowering bulbs. The style was considered a union of rugged texture with modern minimalism.

JACX closeup, image by Tishman Speyer

JACX facade closeup, image by Tishman Speyer

Other amenities include a café and a central gathering space. 50,000 square feet of retail will open up on the lower levels, including a food hall, market, dining options, and a new gym. Parking will be available for 550 cars and 175 bicycles.

Construction is expected to finish by early 2019.

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7 Comments on "Long Island City’s First Office Towers Of The Decade, “JACX,” Near Halfway Mark"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Each three is not dull decorative by Andrew Nelson. (Work very much)

  2. Jack Liberman | May 31, 2018 at 9:42 am | Reply

    Not 12 million square feet, 1.2 million sq feet. It is big difference!

  3. More people to squeeze into the most crowded subway lines in the city. LOL!

  4. Yes, one of magnitude.

  5. Any update on completion? Seems to be very slow moving still.

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