Construction is nearing the finish line on Long Island City‘s Skyline Tower, a 778-foot-tall residential skyscraper and the current holder of the title of the tallest structure in the outer boroughs. Nearly all of the reflective glass curtain wall has been installed on the 68-story building, with only the first two floors and the decorative crown awaiting the final cladding. Located at 23-15 44th Drive, the tower 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. The project is expected to cost $1 billion.
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YIMBY passed by the site of 27-49 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, which is supposed to be a 146-foot-tall residential building. However construction progress remains paused around the halfway mark. The 4,000-square-foot site rests among a number of taller surrounding skyscrapers and would be a modest addition to the neighborhood. Designed by Raymond Chan Architect and developed by ARCFE, work started nearly two years ago and is planned to, hopefully, top out as a 14-story superstructure with 9,873 of residential space split among 37 homes. iX Construction is the general contractor.
Construction has partially topped out at 45-18 Court Square, a six-story addition to an existing structure in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Perkins + Will and developed by King Street Properties, Knight Newmark Frank, and GFP Real Estate, the property will house a life science facility called Innolabs. The adjoining six-story building is also in the process of being renovated and connected to the new development.
Leasing has officially kicked off at The Bridge, a newly renovated commercial property located near the southern boundary of Long Island City. The seven-story building is located at 24-02 49th Avenue and comprises approximately 830,000 square feet.
Construction has topped out on Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 762-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story tower now stands as the second-tallest building in Queens.