New Look: 28 on 28th, 42-12 28th Street, Long Island City

42-12 28th Street, image from Heatherwood42-12 28th Street, image from Heatherwood

In yesterday’s YIMBY Today, we noted that foundation work has begun at 42-12 28th Street, in the Court Square section of Long Island City.

42-12 28th Street, image from Heatherwood

42-12 28th Street, image from Heatherwood

Now, YIMBY’s got another look at the 477-unit residential building, with sharper renderings. The tower is currently under construction, and within two years, it will soar 58 stories and 646 feet into the air.

In terms of nearby comparisons, 42-12 28th Street will come closest in size to One Court Square, which has long dominated the Long Island City skyline. As the vicinity’s desirability increases, even more projects like Heatherwood’s latest tower are likely to rise, and Court Square is quickly becoming one of the densest neighborhoods in Queens.

The images are accompanied by a new name for the building — 28 on 28th — and the architect is Goldstein Hill & West.

42-12 28th Street, image from Heatherwood

42-12 28th Street, tower entryway, image from Heatherwood

28 on 28th will join Heatherwood’s earlier Long Island City creation, 27 on 27th, just across the street. That building’s façade is somewhat marred by PTAC units, but the slender Karl Fischer-designed structure is still among the most attractive towers in the neighborhood.

42-12 28th Street, image from Heatherwood

42-12 28th Street side entryway, image from Heatherwood

This raises our hopes that 28 on 28th will be more handsome than the average Long Island City fare. With construction now underway, it won’t take long for Heatherwood to (hopefully) prove us right.

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