Construction is complete and occupancy has begun at 11-12 44th Drive, a residential building in Long Island City, Queens. Our last update on the 80-foot-tall project was in April 2018, when Carbn NYC first debuted renderings. Designed by Zproekt and developed by Rybak Development, the structure contains 49 residential units averaging 936 square feet apiece.
Recent photos show the finished look of the edifice. A couple of one-story structures formerly occupied the property and were demolished several years ago to make way for the new reinforced concrete building. Surrounding the main entrance are two ground-floor retail spaces measuring 1,989 and 2,172 square feet that have yet to be leased.
The envelope consists of floor-to-ceiling glass panels with thin, dark mullions and light concrete paneling. The only setbacks in the massing are found on the seventh floor and are symmetrically divided. The rooftop includes an open recreational space with an outdoor swimming pool. Inside is 50,000 square feet of newly built space, with 4,120 square feet dedicated to retail use and 45,880 square feet dedicated to residential use. There are also 31 parking spaces for residents.
The site is located to the east of 11th Street. It is conveniently positioned one block away from the entrances to the Court Square-23rd Street Subway Station, serviced by the E and M trains. The Court Square station with access to the 7 and G trains is also nearby. 11-12 44th Drive is seven blocks away from Gantry Plaza State Park and one street to the north of Murray Playground.
11-12 44th Drive is a good addition to the neighborhood, which is seeing a tremendous change in its skyline and becoming a more residential area.