TF Conerstone’s Hunters Point South Towers Continue To Rise In Hunters Point, Queens

Hunter's Point South Redesign rendering, courtesy TF Cornerstone

Construction is approaching the final floors at 52-41 Center Boulevard, a 475-foot-tall residential tower in the Hunters Point South Towers development in Hunters PointQueens. Designed by ODA Architecture and developed by TF Cornerstone with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the 46-story, 394-unit structure stands to the south of its rising sibling, 52-03 Center Boulevard, which will eventually stand 56 stories and 587 feet tall.

Hunters Point South Towers development, photo by Michael Young

The curtain wall panels are quickly being installed on all sides and are nearing the halfway mark of the reinforced concrete superstructure.

52-41 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

52-41 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

52-41 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

52-41 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

52-41 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

52-41 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

52-41 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

52-41 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

Meanwhile 52-03 Center Boulevard steadily climbs above street level as crews assemble the formwork and continue to pour concrete. Though it still has a long way to go before topping out, 52-03 Center Boulevard will eventually stand as one of the tallest skyscrapers in Queens.

52-03 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

52-03 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

52-03 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

52-03 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

52-03 Center Boulevard, photo by Michael Young

Residential units in 52-41 Center Boulevard will account for 374,100 of the building’s 383,000 square feet with 8,000 square feet dedicated to community use, 850 for ground-floor retail, and a daycare facility will use the remaining 7,950 square feet. A total of 394 apartments, most likely rentals, will average 949 square feet apiece. Amenities include private terraces on the sixth, 44th, and 45th floors, and storage space for 197 bicycles.

52-03 Center Boulevard will yield 774,600 square feet of space with 800 affordable units, and house a 600-seat elementary school on the lower floors of the property.

The Hunters Point South Towers development is set to create a combined total of 1,197 waterfront apartments with views of the Midtown skyline, Lower Manhattan, and Downtown Brooklyn. Those with eastern-facing windows will get vistas of the morning sunrise over Long Island City’s downtown cityscape. The East River ferry is a very short walk from the property, while the closest subway is the 7 train to the east at Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue.

Work is expected to finish in the winter of 2022.

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8 Comments on "TF Conerstone’s Hunters Point South Towers Continue To Rise In Hunters Point, Queens"

  1. Yes, the towers continue to rise because the construction workers are still on the job, putting their lives at risk. This needs to be suspended now!

    • Joe the fat guy | March 27, 2020 at 11:16 am | Reply

      I don’t think unions will shut down their members’ livelihoods. Those workers need to eat. They won’t be paid if they sit at home.

      • Workers have been advocating for a work stoppage. They’re not robots to serve the real estate overlords, these men and women have families and shouldn’t put their lives at risk for no good reason. Glad the governor finally hit the pause button.

  2. This Friday morning, Gov Cuomo suspended all non essential construction in NY State.

    • Nikolai Fedak | March 27, 2020 at 2:56 pm | Reply

      The suspension doesn’t include projects with affordable housing components so work will continue for most new residential buildings in NYC. At least the big ones, including the towers in this post.

    • I love the excitement of seeing new buildings rising as much as anybody, but as the NY Times wrote today, construction workers ” were squeezing 20 at a time into service elevators and sharing portable restrooms”..things had to change.

      • Joe the fat guy | March 28, 2020 at 6:41 pm | Reply

        So you’d rather all construction workers and their families starve, rather than risk that some of them contract the disease, from which a small portion might get sick? Interesting calculus.

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