Construction nears completion at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, 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.
The lobby at the main entrance of the buildings will be eventually be clad in large glass panels.
Gaps in the sidewalk will be filled with trees and landscaping.
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.