5Pointz Site’s Residential Towers Nearly Complete at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City

22-44 Jackson Avenue seen from the 26th floor of Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

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.

The two towers seen from the 7 train. Photo by Michael Young

The site from outside the entrance to the elevated Court Square subway platform. Photo by Michael Young

Looking up from the corner of Crane Street Jackson Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Looking up at the southern facade of the northern 48-story tower on Crane Street. Photo by Michael Young

Looking up the nearly enclosed curtain wall of the southern tower. Photo by Michael Young

The shorter 41-story tower. Photo by Michael Young

The taller 48-story tower. Photo by Michael Young

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.

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