Construction is moving along on a pair of residential buildings at the Hunters Point South Towers development in Hunters Point, Queens. Workers are preparing to pour the fourth floor of what will become a 46-story, 394-unit structure at 52-41 Center Boulevard, while rebar is protruding from the site of the taller, 56-story tower at 52-03 Center Boulevard in preparation for the formation of the ground floor columns and walls. TF Cornerstone is the developer of the complex, which is designed by ODA Architecture with SLCE Architects as the architect of record.
New photos show a hive of activity on both sections of the large site.
52-41 Center Boulevard will eventually top off at 475 feet and yield just under 383,000 square feet of space. Residential units will account for 374,100 square feet; 8,000 square feet will be dedicated to community use; 850 square feet will be reserved for ground-floor retail; and a daycare facility will occupy the remaining 7,950 square feet. The tower will include 394 apartments, most likely rentals with an average scope of 949 square feet. Amenities will include storage space for 197 bicycles and private terraces on the sixth, 44th, and 45th floors.
52-03 Center Boulevard will stand 587 feet high, yield 774,600 square feet of space for 800 affordable units, and house a 600-seat elementary school on the lower floors of the site.
The development will produce a combined total of 1,197 apartments. The waterfront location will give residents unobstructed views of the Midtown skyline and vistas of Lower Manhattan to the south. The East River ferry is a very short walk from the property, while the closest subway is the 7 train at Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue.
A completion date of winter 2022 was spotted on the construction fence.