Demolition preparations are underway at 45-03 23rd Street in Hunters Point, Queens, the site of a 544-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by Charney Companies and Tavros Capital under the Court Square 45th Avenue LLC, the 50-story tower will contain condominiums as well as commercial and community space.
Recent photographs show sidewalk scaffolding and green construction boards assembled around the low-rise buildings that currently occupy the site, which is located at the intersection of 23rd Street and 45th Avenue. Only the property directly on the corner of 45th Avenue and 23rd Street has yet to be boarded up and have its stoop closed off. Demolition should commence soon and will likely be completed quickly.
The main rendering above depicts a relatively tall superstructure with a flat roof parapet and an envelope consisting of a rectangular gridwork of lines. White terracotta panels and bronze details will surround the floor-to-ceiling glass surface. Though far from achieving supertall status, the skyscraper’s prominent height will place it squarely among the crop of new towers in the neighborhood.
The property will span 350,844 square feet, with 194,423 square feet designated for residential use, 100,000 square feet for commercial tenants, and 3,388 square feet for community facilities. There will be 285 condominium units, two penthouse floors, Class A office space, retail space, a cellar, a mezzanine, and a 25-foot-long rear yard. Amenities include a 24/7 doorman, a fitness center, resident lounges, and bicycle storage. The closest subways are the E, M, G, and 7 trains at the Court Square station.
An estimated completion date for 45-03 23rd Street has not been announced.