YIMBY Checks Out the Views From Skyline Tower, Queens’ Tallest Skyscraper, in Long Island City

The view of Midtown from Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of Skyline Tower, aka 23-15 44th Drive, which has made a dramatic impact on the rapidly growing skyline of Long Island City. The reinforced concrete superstructure stands topped out at 778 feet tall and is currently the tallest skyscraper in Queens and the outer boroughs. The 67-story residential tower 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.

Photos were taken just below the safety cocoon netting and above the climbing curtain wall of reflective glass, and show the morning views of New York City from the nearly $1 billion development.

The wide panoramic view of Midtown. Photo by Michael Young

One Vanderbilt, the Chrysler Building, and Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

A close-up of Hudson Yards and the Chrysler Building. Photo by Michael Young

The Empire State Building. Photo by Michael Young

The American Copper Buildings. Photo by Michael Young

Looking south toward Brooklyn. Photo by Michael Young

Downtown Brooklyn. Photo by Michael Young

Lower Manhattan. Photo by Michael Young

One World Trade Center. Photo by Michael Young

Midtown. Photo by Michael Young

425 Park Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Billionaires’ Row. Photo by Michael Young

The Queensboro Bridge. Photo by Michael Young

The Skyline Tower offers sweeping unobstructed vistas of the entire island of Manhattan. Even Jersey City’s downtown skyline can be spotted. Downtown Brooklyn is clearly visible to the east of the Financial District, and residents will have an almost straight-on shot of the residential supertalls of Billionaires’ Row.

Looking east toward Long Island and the Atlantic Ocean provides a new bird’s-eye view of Long Island City and the elevated subway lines that meander through the downtown district. Also visible are the expansive tracks of Sunnyside Yards, which could one day be covered to form a new mixed-use residential neighborhood.

Long Island City. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower is now an anchor in the Long Island City skyline, even with the fast pace of other construction properties that surround the project. A number of subway lines such as the 7, E, G, M, N, R, and W trains are all within walking distance, while access to the Queensboro Bridge via Jackson Avenue and the Queens Midtown Tunnel via 21st Street are both nearby options to get to Manhattan.

Skyline Tower seen from Lower Manhattan. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower seen from Lower Manhattan. Photo by Michael Young

Modern Spaces has reportedly sold well over $223 million in inventory since the soft launch in May.

Skyline Tower should be finished next year.

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3 Comments on "YIMBY Checks Out the Views From Skyline Tower, Queens’ Tallest Skyscraper, in Long Island City"

  1. Beautiful photos. New York City is about change. I am glad to see all of these new buildings.

  2. A telaphoto lens view ( as many of these photos are) can be interesting – but nonetheless very deceiving.
    Of course a 67 story tall residence will no doubt have good views of the nearby Manhattan skyline.
    But the truly great, jaw-dropping views are from the string of towers rght along the Long Island City/East River waterfront.

  3. Michael Young, I do hope you’re planning on assembling all of these photos you’ve taken over the years into a coffee table book!

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