Work Wrapping Up at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

5Pointz complex, photo by Michael Young

Construction nears completion at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island CityQueens, a two-tower residential development on the plot of the famous 5Pointz graffiti warehouse. The 1.21-million-square-foot complex is designed by HTO Architects and developed by G&M Realty. Mojo Stumer Associates is designing the buildings’ interiors, which will feature artistic homages to the site’s past.

Photos from the Court Square subway platform and from street level show the state of progress on the development. The curtain walls are almost entirely complete and the exterior hoists have been dismantled. Only the main entrance and pavement surrounding the buildings are awaiting completion.

Looking from the Court Square subway platform. Photo by Michael Young

22-44 Jackson Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

22-44 Jackson Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

The lobby at the main entrance of the buildings will be eventually be clad in large glass panels.

22-44 Jackson Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

22-44 Jackson Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Gaps in the sidewalk will be filled with trees and landscaping.

22-44 Jackson Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

22-44 Jackson Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Around the main entrance. Photo by Michael Young

22-44 Jackson Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Looking from 22nd Street. Photo by Michael Young

The development will contain 1,115 units averaging around 876 square feet apiece. Of these, 223 are expected to be designated for affordable housing, and the podium that connects the two towers will house some 40,000 square feet of retail space as well as on-site parking. 22-44 Jackson Avenue is one of several recent residential projects that have sprouted up in Long Island City in the past five years, transforming the neighborhood and filling in the skyline around Skidmore Owings & Merrill’s emerald-clad One Court Square, aka the Citigroup Building.

The project is located just across the intersection of Jackson Avenue and 22nd Street from the 7 and G trains at Court Square. The E and M trains are also nearby at the Court Square-23rd Street station.

It’s likely that 22-44 Jackson Avenue can be completely finished before the end of 2020.

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11 Comments on "Work Wrapping Up at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens"

  1. I wouldn’t pay ANY homage to graffiti vandals. I dont care how “artistic” it is. It’s a visual scourge on other people’s property.

  2. It’s not vandalism if authorized, which was the concept of 5 Pointz.
    The homage to graffiti art is appropriate and was, in fact, a required provision in the contract of sale between the Seller and developer.

  3. David in Bushwick | March 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm | Reply

    I can’t imagine living in the vicinity of Queensboro Plaza or LIC with the near-constant noise and screeching of subway trains. Higher floors mean nothing as sound travels in all directions. A very small self-imposed fee from all of these developers could have funded a metal “tunnel” shell around these elevated trains containing the sound that is nothing like white noise.

  4. Graffiti may be Vandalism and may or may not be art – But it can be painted over. How do we paint these huge hideous dildos off the skyline? NO EXCUSE FOR BLAND ARCHITECTURE ON THIS SCALE. or any scale.

  5. I think these towers are splendid. They work on the skyline and seem to be well proportioned and they touch the sky in an altogether wonderful way. I live in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago one-half block from the Red Line. It can be irritating sometimes (it runs 24 hours per day) but you do get used to it after a while. The big benefit it that the Loyola University Station is right here. I am sure the Queensboro Plaza station is quite similar.

  6. Did I miss something – how tall are these buildings?

    • Jack Arkitekt | March 31, 2020 at 9:35 pm | Reply

      Less than 500 feet. 47 story is tallest one, other like 43 story. But they are looks taller, because of command location, just over Amtrak/LIRR Sunnyside Yard and 7 train line.

  7. Love it!!! Love everything about New York!!!
    I wish I could afford it….

  8. Tearing down 5 Pointz was a terrible shame — it should have been incorporated into the new development. That said, these towers turned out better than I expected.

  9. The view in the last photo is from 23rd St, not 22nd St. There is no 22nd St in that area of LIC.

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