A stop work order has been placed on 27-49 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, halting construction around the halfway mark of the 146-foot-tall residential building. Upon inspection, it appears that progress on the 4,000-square-foot plot has been stagnant for quite some time. Designed by Raymond Chan Architect and developed by ARCFE, the structure began construction in the summer of 2018 and steadily continued to ascend until last fall. The 14-story building will eventually contain 9,873 of residential space split among 37 homes, as well as 1,739 square feet of commercial space. iX Construction is the general contractor.
Photos show the unfinished reinforced concrete superstructure with white plastic sheets covering the interiors behind the perimeter of concrete columns and orange netting. No work occurred on the curtain wall before activity halted.
27-49 Jackson Avenue sits by the intersection of Jackson Avenue and 42nd Road and is among a cluster of new glass-clad skyscrapers. A three-story low-rise structure once stood to the northeast of the address but was demolished a while ago. The other side of the development directly abuts the completed 19-story, 176-room Aloft Hotel at 27-45 Jackson Avenue, which stands out with its bold mix of gray and blue curtain wall paneling.
The closest subways to the site are the E, M, and R trains to the northeast at the Queens Plaza station. The 7, N, and W trains are also nearby at the Queensboro Plaza station.
The project was initially slated for completion last fall as indicated on the fence signage. A new timeline has not been announced.