Combined, the controversial pair are the largest new addition to the Long Island City residential market, and they’re finally nearing completion. The two towers located at 22-44 Jackson Avenue have long been topped-out, and are now barreling toward opening day, when they will finally add 1,115 residencies to the neighborhood. The project is housed on the former site of 5Pointz, a debatably cultural significant structure that exhibited some incredible street art. G&M Realty is the developer.
The façade for both buildings has reached the top floors, with glass nearing the top of the taller tower. They stand 41 and 48 floors respectively, peaking at 440 and 498 feet above street level. In total, the pair have created 1,210,000 square feet of new space. This includes a 40,000 square foot retail podium with parking, and 223 affordable housing units. Apartments will average 876 square feet apiece.
HTO Architects is responsible for the design.
Interiors have been designed by Mojo Stumer Associates. They will feature an homage to the 5Pointz legacy, with a graffiti-style logo behind the front desk, and similar works abound. It’s unclear if any of this design will find its way back into street view.
Construction started in 2014, completion is expected before the end of next year.