YIMBY passed by the site of 27-49 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, which will eventually be a 146-foot-tall residential building. However, construction progress remains paused around the halfway mark. The 4,000-square-foot property is surrounded by a number of taller skyscrapers and would be a modest addition to the neighborhood. Designed by Raymond Chan Architect and developed by ARCFE, work started nearly two years ago and is planned to, hopefully, top out as a 14-story superstructure with 9,873 square feet of residential space split among 37 homes. iX Construction is the general contractor.
It is still unclear as to why construction on the edifice has been put on hold for most of 2020 and called for a stop work order. Photographs looking at the current state of the project are basically the same as where we left off back in March. None of the curtain wall panels or the assembly to help attach it to the edges of the floor plates, have been installed as well. Only the black netting and scaffolding hang off the main elevation, while green insulation boards cover the semi-finished northern wall.
The main rendering shows a facade of what looks like metal panels in a light and dark color palette. Balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows string the southern profile and look over Jackson Avenue, followed by only one setback at the very top that appears to make way for an outdoor terrace. 1,739 square feet of commercial space is also part of the design program and should be among the ground-floor footprint. The closest subways from the address are the E, M, and R trains to the northeast at the Queens Plaza station. The 7, N, and W trains are also nearby at the Queensboro Plaza station.
A revised completion date is still left unknown.