Façade installation is moving along at 42-59 Crescent Street, a nine-story hotel in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Gwo-Shenq Wey Architect and developed by Royal One Real Estate, the 38,540-square-foot project will bring 88 hotel rooms to the growing neighborhood.
Recent photos show the state of work at the 4,416-square-foot site, which is located at the intersection of Crescent Street and 43rd Avenue and flanked to the north by the elevated roadway of the Queensboro Bridge. The exterior consists of a mix of light and dark panels surrounding a grid of small, spaced-out windows. The irregular shape of the parcel accounts for the building’s angled and asymmetrical massing. Sidewalk scaffolding and boards cover the entire ground floor.
It’s remarkable how much things have changed in Long Island City since YIMBY last reported on the project in December of 2016, as illustrated by the below Google Maps image that was used in our last article. No official rendering has been released, but the final product shouldn’t be too different from what we see today.
The property will include laundry facilities, a business center with meeting rooms, a lounge, a bar/restaurant in the cellar, a café, and outdoor terraces on both the ground floor and rooftop levels. The nearest subways are the 7, N, and W trains at Queensboro Plaza to the north, as well as the E, M, and R trains to the east at Queens Plaza.
It is unclear when 42-59 Crescent Street will be completed, though sometime in 2021 seems likely.