A new pair of residential towers at 22-44 Jackson Avenue is rising from the former home of the colorfully eye-catching street art space, 5Pointz warehouse. The buildings are topped out over Long Island City, Queens and are making their mark on the neighborhood’s growing skyline. The elevated 7 train curves around the construction site toward the Court Square station, just across the street from the massive 1,115-unit development. The complex is being designed by HTO Architects while G&M Realty is the developer. Mojo Stumer Associates is in charge of the interior design, which will feature a 5Pointz homage, a graffiti-style logo, and similar artwork around the interiors.
Recent photos show that the curtain wall is nearly finished, with several upper levels yet to be enclosed on the shorter, 41-story skyscraper. The taller, architecturally identical sibling stands 48 stories high. The entire site will yield about 1.21 million square feet of newly built space with each apartment averaging around 876 square feet. The development will include 223 affordable housing units, and about 40,000 square feet of retail space will be housed in the podium, along with parking.
22-44 Jackson Square is slated to be finished sometime before the end of the year.