Construction has been slow-moving this year for the JACX development in Long Island City, Queens. Two 26-story towers are rising at 28-07 Jackson Avenue and 28-10 Queens Plaza South, and the pair will yield new office space marketed toward the technology sector. Images for the site reveal construction has risen as high as the twelfth floor, an increase of eight floors since January. Tishman Speyer and Qatari Diar are responsible for the development.
Offices will feature modern infrastructure with high ceilings and open floor plans. 1.2 million square feet will be created, with floor plates ranging from 20,000 square feet to 90,000 square feet. WeWork has leased 250,000 square feet of the project, and Macy’s and Bloomingdales have also claimed a 550,000 square foot lease.
MdeAS Architects is responsible for the design. The buildings will incorporate board-formed concrete, terra cotta, steel panels, and an acre-wide landscaped park on the 5th floor toting 100 trees and 25,000 flowering bulbs. The style was considered a union of rugged texture with modern minimalism.
Other amenities include a café and a central gathering space. 50,000 square feet of retail will open up on the lower levels, including a food hall, market, dining options, and a new gym. Parking will be available for 550 cars and 175 bicycles.
Construction is expected to finish by early 2019.