In August of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for an 11-story, 56-unit residential building at 11-51 47th Avenue (a.k.a. 13-33 Jackson Avenue), in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, located directly above the 21st Street – Van Alst Avenue stop on the G train. Then last December, YIMBY reported that excavation was imminent following the demolition of the site’s former two-story warehouse. Now, the New York Times has the latest details on the Fogarty Finger-designed project, which will be clad in exposed concrete and industrial-esque windows. We also have a few words from Chris Fogarty himself, Director of Fogarty Finger.
The new building will measure 70,000 square feet in total and will include 1,226 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, per the latest filings. The residential units, averaging 945 square feet apiece, will be condominiums. The units will vary in configuration, with one-bedroom apartments measuring between 600 to 700 square feet, two-bedrooms measuring between 850 and 1,000 square feet, and three-bedrooms measuring between 1,200 and 1,600 square feet. The project’s largest penthouse will have four bedrooms and will span roughly 1,900 square feet.
Mr. Fogarty’s favorite part building is its “exposed concrete grid and frame at the top of the build, [which allows for] capturing cascading terraces” with striking views of the Manhattan skyline. The project, dubbed The Jackson, takes high-end residential elements from Fogarty Finger’s most exclusive projects, like 25 Mercer Street in SoHo, he said. It also pays respect to Long Island City’s relatively recent industrial past by reading almost like an industrial conversion, featuring large, gridded windows and high ceilings. New York artist Tom Fruin was tasked to design two floor-to-ceiling artworks in the building’s lobby.
Amenities will include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a residents’ lounge, and a rooftop terrace, in addition to underground parking and storage. Charney Construction & Development, Ascent Development, and Tavros are the developers. Completion is expected in the first half of 2017.
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