Below-grade work is underway at 27-48 Jackson Avenue, the site of a 69-story residential skyscraper in the Court Square district of Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by Building Orchard LLC, the 811-foot-tall structure will surpass the Skyline Tower for the title of tallest building in Queens and will yield 818 units spread across 635,000 square feet as well as 11,700 square feet of retail space in the five-story podium and a two-story parking garage topped with amenity spaces. Triton Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is alternatively addressed as 43-01 Queens Street and located along Jackson Avenue between Queens Street and Orchard Street.Read More
Curtain wall installation is progressing on Athena LIC, a nine-story residential building at 27-20 42nd Road in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by ZL Capital LLC, the 100-foot-tall structure will yield 51 units spread across 45,016 square feet and 7,292 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is located at the intersection of 42nd Road to the north and Hunter Street to the south.
Local preservationists recently celebrated the Landmark Preservation Commission’s decision to take no action on proposals to redesign 60 Wall Street‘s iconic lobby and atrium in the Financial District of Manhattan. Led by Paramount Group, the building’s current owner, the proposed renovation includes replacement of the atrium’s geometric columns, perforated ceilings, palm trees, and terrazzo flooring with a more modern design by international architect Kohn Pederson Fox.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 597 Marcy Avenue, a six-story residential building in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Designed by Nuan Design and developed by Moses Karpen under the Marcy Vernon LLC, the structure yields 20 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are seven units for residents at 80 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $62,675 to $187,330.
Façade installation is progressing on 8 Court Square, a 20-story residential building at 27-10 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by 25-34 Jackson Avenue Property Owner LLC, the 224-foot-tall structure will yield 157 units spread across 107,377 square feet and 10,170 square feet of retail space. Cauldwell Wingate Company is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Jackson Avenue to the northwest, 44th Drive to the northeast, and Thomson Avenue to the west and south.