The Durst Organization’s Queens Plaza Park Begins Vertical Ascent in Long Island City

Aerial render of Queens Plaza Park looking west towards Manhattan, from The Durst Organization

Construction on Queens Plaza Park, aka 27-29 Queens Plaza North, is starting to rise above street level in Long Island City. The concave southern wall of the 67-story tower, which is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue, is taking shape. Reinforced concrete floors have begun to make their way toward the 755-foot-tall pinnacle. Foundations were completed in December, and work has now passed the second floor. The 978,000-square-foot project is being designed by Handel Architects, and The Durst Organization is the site’s developer. Selldorf Architects will be designing the interiors.

Looking at the northern corner of Queens Plaza Park. Photo by YIMBY user, JC_Heights

Looking from the Dutch Kills Green public square. Photo by YIMBY user, JC_Heights

The construction site is located across the street from the ALTA LIC and next to the Dutch Kills Green public square. Sunnyside Yards is immediately to the east across Northern Boulevard, while Newcomers High School is located to the west across 29th Street. There will be a total of 958 residential units with 30% of them being affordable housing. Amenities will include an outdoor swimming pool, a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, a library, co-working space, a children’s playroom, and a demonstration kitchen.

Queens Plaza Park is one of many upcoming skyscrapers going up as part of Long Island City’s massive construction boom. Although the 755-foot height will be give it prominence among the downtown neighborhood, it will eventually be eclipsed by Skyline Tower, Hill West Architect‘s 67-story, 778-foot-tall residential project at 23-15 44th Drive.

No formal completion date for Queens Plaza Park has been announced yet.

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