The 16-story apartment building at 41-21 28th Street, rising half a block north of Queens Plaza, appears ready to receive exterior cladding, as indicated by scaffolds that wrap the structure. The building had risen three stories when we last provided an update in April. After rising at a pace of two-and-a-half floors per month, it was topped-out in September. The project is developed by All Year Management and designed by architect Karl Fischer.
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Earlier this month we released a brief update on Times Development’s 44-unit residential building at 27-05 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Today, we take a closer look at the six-story project that straddles the line between the high-rise Queens Plaza district to the south and the low-rise Dutch Kills neighborhood to the north. Structural steel has risen to the second level, while gray brick cladding already wraps around ground level columns. The project is designed by architect Michael Kang, who is also behind the nearby hotel at 40-47 22nd Street. Yan Po Zhu of Flushing-based River Bridge Tower LLC is listed as the owner. 6,970 square feet of ground level retail will contribute to the budding shopping corridor along the avenue.
Completion is near for the 10-story, 74-room hotel under construction at 40-47 22nd Street, in northern Long Island City. The property will most likely operate under the Howard Johnson brand, which completed another 10-story hotel four blocks northwest at 38-61 12th Street in 2014. The project’s developer is Ratan Realty Three LLC, with Michael Kang serving as the architect.
The first residential high-rises in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood rose along Purves Street about a decade ago. Today, the block-long street forms the borough’s densest high-rise canyon. The cul-de-sac is built out from end to end, except for the roughly-triangular plot at its southern terminus. A seven-story, 33-unit residential building was proposed for the lot early last year. Though the site was cleared for construction, 44-46 Purves Street has not seen any activity in a year, in contrast to bustling construction activity along the rest of the block. As we await news of further progress and building renderings, the site’s pivotal location as a neighborhood gateway gives the developer an opportunity to present an architecturally notable design.
Foundations have been completed for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 47-09 5th Street, in the Hunters Point neighborhood of Long Island City, close to the East River waterfront. Building permits list Shahram Nassi as the owner, with Jieming Wang of LMW Engineering Group LLC attached as the applicant of record. Brooklyn-based MC Superstructure Inc. is listed as the general contractor.