Hero LIC Stands Completed at 24-16 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City, Queens

Hero LIC. Photo by Michael Young

Construction is complete at Hero LIC, a 22-story condominium building at 24-16 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Woods Bagot Architects and developed by Silverback Development, the 284-foot-tall tower features a striking Art-Moderne design and contains a mix of studios, one-, and two-bedroom layouts, many of which offer private balconies. The Serhant Team at Nest Seekers International is handling the sales and marketing for the 109 units.

New photographs show the completed look of the envelope with its undulating corner balconies on the northern side, the most eye-catching feature of the design.

Hero LIC. Photo by Michael Young

Hero LIC. Photo by Michael Young

Hero LIC. Photo by Michael Young

Hero LIC. Photo by Michael Young

Hero LIC. Photo by Michael Young

Hero LIC. Photo by Michael Young

Hero LIC. Photo by Michael Young

A red sign is posted by the front entrance that advertises units starting at $600,000, a 15-year tax abatement, and immediate occupancy.

Hero LIC. Photo by Michael Young

Hero LIC. Rendering by Redundant Pixel

The site is located at the corner of Crescent Street and Queens Plaza South. The property contains 15,000 square feet of amenities including a rooftop deck with BBQ grills and a sky lounge, a wellness center, a yoga studio with 30-foot-tall ceilings and a 3,000-square-foot veranda, and a multipurpose dining space. There is also a package room, bicycle storage, a residential lounge, a pet spa, and a Zen garden. Residences are finished with European oak flooring, open-concept floor plans, Bosch washers and dryers, floating vanities, tempered glass showers, Caesarstone countertops, appliances from Liebherr and Blomberg, and kitchens with MLAM Spanish oak cabinetry. Those facing west will have views of the Queensboro Bridge and the rising Midtown skyline.

The closest subways are the 7, N, and W trains at the Queensboro Plaza station and the E, M, and R trains at the Queens Plaza station.

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14 Comments on "Hero LIC Stands Completed at 24-16 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City, Queens"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | August 11, 2020 at 8:09 am | Reply

    Without difficulty and trouble on structure, so work well and succeed: Hello New York YIMBY.

  2. Wow! I’ve never seen such a design in New York City! This is quite different and undoubtedly unique, but I can’t say if I like it or not.

    • Art Moderne, Depression era architecture…
      Just on time… but design is good, art moderne is Art Deco who lost of it’s decor, but getting streamline form on facade or even on it’s balconies, lived well through early 60th, especially in Miami Beach, where called as Miami Moderne over there. So Collins Avenue on LIC now in NYC.

  3. just look at the clunky details and cheap fabrication…..then decide if you like it.
    if you can’t make the curve work, perhaps it’s a bad idea?

    • Maybe they’ve yet to paint the curves so they match the rest of the building color-wise? Like in the rendering. It would help. Agree that right now it’s clunky at best.

  4. Miami Beach ? 🙂

  5. Michael D. Skelly | August 11, 2020 at 11:54 am | Reply

    For 600,000 you can leave in Manhattan, why be on the other side of the bridges

  6. @Monath I would not say Miami Beach but one of those mega small China City projects- like in Tianjin. Very strange design and execution on this NY project.

  7. Woods Bagot? I thought they were better than this. Not a single detail translated successfully from groovy rendering into the real world of construction, but then, the big idea isn’t much more than a giant swoopy tchotchke.

    Mediocre architects make really bad sculptors, and shouldn’t practice their klutzy whims on the cityscape.

    • This happened when you placed Miami Beach suited building in NYC. Is artificial Miami Modern balconies making this structure looks like Collins avenue 20 story placed on roof of 5 story Industrial Age styled structure as one structure. At least they covers Wooden tank on roof.

  8. 22 story??? I easily count 24-25 stories, including the rooftop.
    Also, this is not a Art Moderne, but Miami Modern, what is postwar derivative from former one marked gradual transition from Art Moderne to Mid century modern architecture.
    Art Moderne best example is Cleveland Bus Terminal for Greyhound, built in 1947(actually most work was done in 1938-1940). Miami Modern style was developed in Miami area for making modern postwar building(hotel, residential, offices) more resort like appeared, with colorful paintings on bare facade walls or cutting different size holes in bare panel of concrete plates, horizontal and vertical, streamlined balconies, makes modern postwar building resort style colorful and visual appeared. Different forms of geometrical cubes, rounds, balls often installed as part of design outside of structure.
    Streamline Moderne or Art Moderne born in Paris after ship of Normandie in 1928-1930. Miami architecture of Art Deco is actually mostly Art Moderne.
    Often Miami Modern is mixed called as Art Modern, but this is Modern Mid century building in colored Hawaiian shirt. All parts of design are functual and decor is minimal and often separate of main structure.

  9. I think it’s unique and beautiful . Not sure why everyone is hating . Maybe they want more all glass towers in lic .

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