ODA’s vision in stacked concrete for the site next to 5Pointz has finally come to life in Long Island City, and surprisingly, the nearly finished building at 22-22 Jackson Avenue looks exactly like the renderings.
The cast concrete facade of the 11-story building is complete, and most of the windows have been installed. However, the western side is getting balconies, altering the otherwise clean look on the more traditional part of the facade.
The development will host 175 apartments across 117,569 square feet of residential space, yielding an average unit of just 671 square feet. The ground floor will include 5,585 square feet of retail, which will re-invigorate a block that’s been fundamentally altered since 5Pointz was demolished last year.
Although cutting edge design often means condos, this project will be rentals. And tenants will have access to several upscale amenities, including a large roof deck, gym, pool, library, lounge, and 121 parking spots.
The project’s unique look will help raise the bar for new construction in Long Island City, where glassy, faceless towers have begun to dominate the skyline.
The developer is Jeffrey Gershon, and construction is scheduled to wrap in the fall. Gershon picked up the 25,000-square-foot site next to Sunnyside Yards for $16,500,000 in 2012.
Meanwhile, next door at 5Pointz, workers continue to excavate and drive piles for the foundation. That project will bring two rental buildings with 1,115 apartments to 22-44 Jackson Avenue. They’ll tower over Gershon’s project, topping out at 41 and 47 stories.