The two-tower 5Pointz complex is in the final stages of construction at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by HTO Architects and developed by G&M Realty, the 1.21-million-square-foot development stands on the site of the former 5Pointz warehouse, which was a mecca for graffiti and street art. Mojo Stumer Associates designed the buildings’ interiors, which will feature artistic homages to the site’s cultural past.
Recent photos show the finished look of the two identically clad reinforced concrete edifices, which stand 498 and 440 feet tall.
Scaffolding still surrounds the sidewalks along Jackson Avenue, where the main entrance is located amid landscaping. The glass panels have also yet to be installed on the multi-story atrium.
There also seems to be some additional activity on the southern end of the property that will likely bring a plaza with more shrubbery. This can be seen from the 7 train.
The development will contain 1,115 residential units averaging around 876 square feet apiece. Of these, 223 are expected to be designated for affordable housing. The podium that connects the two superstructures is planned to yield 40,000 square feet of retail space as well as on-site parking for residences. Overall, 22-44 Jackson Avenue stands as a prime example of Long Island City’s transformation into a vibrant mixed-use community with an impressive skyline in its own right.
The closest subways are the 7 and G trains at the Court Square station, located across the intersection of Jackson Avenue and 22nd Street. The E and M trains are also conveniently found nearby at the Court Square-23rd Street station.