Skyline Tower Becomes The Tallest Building in The Outer Boroughs, in Long Island City

Skyline Tower. Rendering by MAQE via Hill West Architects.

The glass curtain wall is steadily climbing up the Skyline Tower’s superstructure in Long Island City. Located at 23-15 44th Drive, the residential skyscraper will soon stand 778 feet tall, making it the tallest building in New York outside of Manhattan. The 67-story project is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC. Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which are designed by Whitehall Interiors and will range in price from $500,000 to $4 million. The team has reportedly already sold more than $223 million in inventory since the soft launch in May. The development is also the first in Queens to break the $1 billion price mark.

New photos show the tower’s presence among the Long Island City skyline. The structure recently surpassed the Citigroup Building’s tiered crown, making it the tallest building in Queens. The Skyline Tower’s façade has currently risen about halfway up the superstructure. Once completed, the building will be clad in 358,538 square feet of glass, equivalent to a span of over six football fields.

Skyline Tower seen from Brooklyn. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower seen from Manhattan. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower seen from Manhattan. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower from the 7 train. Photo by Michael Young

Citigroup Building and Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Citigroup Building and Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower next to the CUNY School of Law. Photo by Michael Young

Looking up the southern elevation. Photo by Michael Young

Looking east. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern side of the building. Photo by Michael Young

The top of the skyscraper. Photo by Michael Young

Closeup of the corner balconies. Photo by Michael Young

Closeup of the glass façade. Photo by Michael Young

The construction elevator on the western elevation. Photo by Michael Young

Floors three through 37 will house studios, one-, and two-bedroom units. Floors 38 through 63 will have studios to three-bedroom homes, while levels 64 through 67 will house one- to four-bedrooms and the penthouses.

Amenities include a 75-foot-long, temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool, a spa with his-and-her locker rooms, a sauna and steam room, a fitness center, massage room, private yoga and pilates classes, aquatic fitness lessons, and group weight and cardio classes. Business support comes with messengers, couriers, and office organizing assistance. There will also be a pet care service that includes a pet spa, dog walking and daycare, grooming, behavioral training, and veterinary house calls. Concierge services include move-in assistance, housekeeping, home office tech support, furniture assistance, in-home chefs and catering, in-home salon services, personal shopping, and travel and transportation planning assistance.

Finally, there will be a children’s playroom, a laundry room, a third-floor common space with a business center, a landscaped outdoor terrace on the fifth floor, a secondary residential lounge with a demonstration kitchen, a private parking garage, storage units, a bicycle storage room that is capable of storing over 400 bicycles, and a doorman.

Completion is expected next year.

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10 Comments on "Skyline Tower Becomes The Tallest Building in The Outer Boroughs, in Long Island City"

  1. Grew up in that neighborhood and went to Long Island City High School which is a stone throws away from there. Incredible to see how much it has changed.

  2. Queens is just starting. Wait until they put a deck over the giant Sunnyside train yards in the next decade or will be another Hudson Yards..This will happen one way or another, so we might as well make it as appealing as possible!

    • LOL !! “in a decade or so”….Seriously ??? Construction projects are coming to a halt. You can figure out the rest.

  3. TOO Much glass in LIC. It’s starting to look absurd.

  4. David in Bushwick | September 30, 2019 at 9:51 am | Reply

    Huge. Simplistic. Dull.

    • Indeed, it’s all about SIZE. Sad no attempt was made to create some texture. It is all becoming quite dull. Still, L.I.C. looks amazing !!!

  5. People really buy condos in a building that’s a year away from completion? Amazing. I guess there’s a lot of money sloshing around and it’s got to go somewhere. Is anyone going to live in the thing?

    I guess your two million dollar condo doesn’t come with air, because those open-from-the-bottom windows look like they offer pretty skimpy access for oxygen. But I guess you can have them open in the rain, so that’s a plus.

  6. I toured the model unit and it felt quite nice, and the prices and fees are pretty reasonable.

    However… most of the layouts were a bit small and weird, and also there’s no rooftop / top-floor common space like most buildings have — it’s all in the podium (so, no views for you besides your own apartment view!).

  7. Why are all the new skyscrapers just plain glass towers with no creativity compared to skyscrapers in Dubai or even China?

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