Skyline Tower’s Glass Façade Nearing Completion In Long Island City, Queens

Skyline Tower eclipsing One Court Square, photo by Michael Young

Exterior work is getting close to completion on Long Island City‘s Skyline Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the outer boroughs. Located at 23-15 44th Drive, the 778-foot-tall residential tower is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC. Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which are designed by Whitehall Interiors. The nearly $1 billion edifice is now almost entirely enclosed in glass, with only the ground floor and crown left to be completed.

Skyline Tower and One Court Square. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower seen from the 7 train. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower and One Court Square. Photo by Michael Young

Photos from around the neighborhood and from the elevated 7 train platform show the state of progress on the skyscraper. The structural frame of the crown is assembled and awaiting the installation of the reflective glass paneling. Interior work should be well underway at this point as well.

The base of the building facing 44th Drive. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower’s crown. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Homes will range from $500,000 to $4 million, and will provide residents with some of the best views of the Midtown skyline. A host of landmarks will be visible from the building, including icons like the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings and new standouts like One Vanderbilt, the towers of Hudson Yards, and the slender supertalls of Billionaires’ Row. Residents with windows facing to the east will be treated to vistas of the rising sun and the growing skyline of Long Island City. Those looking south will see Lower Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn, and beyond, including the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Modern Spaces has reportedly sold more than $223 million in inventory since the soft launch back in May.

The 7, G, E, M, N, R, and W trains can all be accessed at the nearby Court Square and Court Square-23rd Street stations. The Manhattan-bound ramps of the Queensboro Bridge are a short drive from the address, as is the Queens Midtown Tunnel via 21st Street.

Construction on Skyline Tower should finish before the end of the year.

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3 Comments on "Skyline Tower’s Glass Façade Nearing Completion In Long Island City, Queens"

  1. Edward R Fleischman | March 30, 2020 at 9:29 am | Reply

    The article didn’t mention non essential construction like this tower has been ordered to stop. YIMBY please make such posted articles address current status including COVID-19 work stoppages.

    • Nikolai Fedak | March 30, 2020 at 1:35 pm | Reply

      The definition of “essential” is broad and includes anything with any affordable housing component. So, please stop correcting YIMBY when you do not know what you are talking about. If you want to dwell on doom, stop reading, THANKS.

  2. Bravo Nikolai. Those who follow the mainstream media live in DOOM and GLOOM. Edward R. F must be a Democrat.

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