FXFOWLE-Designed School Revealed at 1-35 57th Avenue, Hunter’s Point South, Queens

1-35 57th Avenue, rendering by FXFOWLE Architects1-35 57th Avenue, rendering by FXFOWLE Architects

Permits have been filed for a four-story, 612-seat public elementary school at 1-35 57th Avenue, in Queens. The project comes as part of the redevelopment of the formerly-derelict Hunter’s Point South neighborhood, along the East River. The area has been activated over the last decade thanks to several residential towers and the HPS Park, alongside a new ferry terminal, which is just a four blocks away from the proposed school. The Vernon Boulevard Subway Station is also eleven blocks away, serviced by the 7 train. The New York City School Construction Authority will be responsible for the development.

The 65-foot tall structure will yield 75,100 square feet of space. The sizable facility will bring classrooms, a cafeteria, library, parent community space, outdoor playground, and a large multipurpose space that can hold 214 people for gymnasium use, and 411 people for auditorium use.

FXFOWLE Architects will be responsible for the design, which features a minimalist grey masonry façade with green space nearby.

1-35 57th Avenue, image courtesy NYC Government

1-35 57th Avenue’s future surrounds, image courtesy NYC Government

The estimated completion date for the school is set for September of 2021.

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4 Comments on "FXFOWLE-Designed School Revealed at 1-35 57th Avenue, Hunter’s Point South, Queens"

  1. Very nice and needed to build a area School. I’m surprised that it would not be bigger. A school that you can grow into instead of one day growing out of space.

  2. Welcome Home (David) | January 9, 2018 at 7:20 am | Reply

    Please pardon me for using your space: Stick on a label, a four-story is elementary school.

  3. Why don’t they just incorporate a new school into the base of another high rise? It seems like such a waste of land and extremely short sighted…

  4. where do seniors live in long island city?

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