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.
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When it comes to new development in New York City, one of the most prolific and notable of the current firms in existence is The Durst Organization, which previously led the construction of One World Trade Center in a public-private partnership with The Port Authority. YIMBY recently interviewed its eponymous head, Douglas Durst, who gave updates on the firm’s major new Long Island City project, dubbed Sven, as well as a range of other topics.
The Galerie at 22-18 Jackson Avenue, an 11-story condominium building in Long Island City, is now open for occupancy. Developed by Adam America and designed by ODA New York with interior architects Paris Forino Design, the structure blends an industrial aesthetic with an extensive offering of amenities. Residents have access to a private art gallery, outdoor areas including a courtyard and rooftop lounge, a party room equipped for private dining, a pool, and a fitness center, and more.
Work has begun on the crown of Skyline Tower, aka 23-15 44th Drive, the 21st tallest building under construction in YIMBY’s annual December countdown. The reinforced concrete superstructure topped out over Long Island City at 778 feet tall, making it the current tallest skyscraper in Queens and the outer boroughs. The project is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC. Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which are designed by Whitehall Interiors.
Development partners Newmark Knight Frank and Elms Realty Corp will soon debut a five-building mixed-use complex in Long Island City, Queens. Known as Urban Yard, the complex will eventually comprise 400,000 square feet of office and retail components in addition to a large parking garage.