Permits have been filed for two major new towers at 57-28 2nd Street and 1-15 57th Avenue in Hunters Point South. The two proposed, glass residential buildings are being designed by Handel Architects and will sit at the intersection of 57th Avenue and 2nd Street. The sites are located in Long Island City by the Hunters Point South ferry terminal. Both towers are being developed by Gotham and Riseboro Community Partnership.
57-28 2nd Street will yield about 335,000 square feet of space with 452 units spread over 33 stories, rising 360 feet tall. About 6,000 square feet will go towards communal facilities. The mixed-use building will be made out of a reinforced concrete structure and rise up from the 28,700-square foot lot.
1-15 57th Avenue will come with nearly 700,000 square feet of newly built space, climbing 57 stories, and reaching 612 feet into the sky. Within, there will be 692 dwellings. The mixed-use skyscraper will have about 643,400 square feet dedicated towards residential units, nearly 9,000 square feet of commercial space, and around 19,400 square feet for communal facilities. This would be the tallest skyscraper on the Queens waterfront.
No official completion date has been announced yet for the towers, but the impact on the skyline will definitely be substantial when finished.