Sven Nears Topping Out at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, in Long Island City

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

Construction is getting close to topping out at Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 755-foot-tall residential skyscraper at 27-29 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the reflective glass curtain is also nearing the halfway mark of the concave-shaped superstructure. Selldorf Architects is the interior designer for the 67-story project, which is alternately addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue.

Sven. Photo by Michael Young

Sven. Photo by Michael Young

Photos looking up from the Dutch Kills Green public park space show the state of progress since YIMBY’s December update. Sven will eventually stand as the second-tallest skyscraper in Queens, overshadowing the adjacent Chase Manhattan Bank Building, aka the Queens Clock Tower, an Art Deco landmark that is being restored and integrated into the development’s 50,000 square feet of commercial retail space.

Sven. Photo by Michael Young

Sven from Dutch Kills Green, with the Chase Manhattan Bank Building in the foreground. Photo by Michael Young

Sven. Photo by Michael Young

Sven. Photo by Michael Young

Sven. Photo by Michael Young

Sven. Photo by Michael Young

The 978,000-square-foot project will contain 958 residential units, 30 percent of which will be dedicated to affordable housing. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, a private residential library, co-working space, a children’s playroom, and a demonstration kitchen. The closest subways are the E, M, and R trains at the Queens Plaza station. The 7, N, and W trains are also nearby at the Queensboro Plaza station. Manhattan-bound lanes towards to Queensboro Bridge are located directly in front of the property.

Sven should likely wrap up construction by the end of 2020.

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7 Comments on "Sven Nears Topping Out at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, in Long Island City"

  1. Thanks to the sunlight shining on the curves, do you have different opinions from me?: Thanks to Michael Young.

  2. David in Bushwick | March 31, 2020 at 3:03 pm | Reply

    Shouldn’t that be Big Sven?
    I keep wondering if that concave glass will fry the clock tower every sunny afternoon.

  3. Looks very ugly IMHO

  4. Hasn’t construction stopped here?

  5. Ralph Petrillo | April 1, 2020 at 9:19 am | Reply

    When do auctions start?

  6. I wonder if those apartments on the lower floors will rent or lease at reduced rate, due to being about 25 feet? from the back of the Chase Manhattan Bank Building? Obviously, those units will probably get no sunlight, and have restricted views.
    The plus side is that they are so close, tenants won’t need a clock! 🤗

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