Skyline Tower’s Crown Prepares for Cladding in Long Island City

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Construction is nearing the finish line on Long Island City‘s Skyline Tower, a 778-foot-tall residential skyscraper and the current holder of the title of the tallest structure in the outer boroughs. Nearly all of the reflective glass curtain wall has been installed on the 68-story building, with only the first two floors and the decorative crown awaiting the final cladding. Located at 23-15 44th Drive, the tower is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC. Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which are designed by Whitehall Interiors. The project is expected to cost $1 billion.

Recent photos from around the neighborhood show the nearly finished skyscraper clad in its blue-hued glass façade. The crown’s frame, which features flat and sloped sections, stands assembled. The upper floors on the eastern and northern elevations have been fully filled in since our last update in March. Besides the very top and bottom of the structure, the only other incomplete section of the curtain wall is the vertical strip behind the exterior hoist.

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Skyline Tower. Photo by Michael Young

Residential units will cost between $500,000 to $4 million and provide some of the best views of the Manhattan skyline, stretching from Billionaires’ Row all the way down to One World Trade Center. The lack of any tall structures between Skyline Tower and Manhattan ensure that nearly all west-facing units will have uninterrupted vistas of the city. A host of subways, including the 7, G, E, M, N, R, and W trains can all be accessed at the nearby Court Square and Court Square-23rd Street stations. The Manhattan-bound roadways of the Queensboro Bridge are also a short drive from the property, as is the Queens Midtown Tunnel via 21st Street.

Skyline Tower should likely be completed before the end of the year.

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8 Comments on "Skyline Tower’s Crown Prepares for Cladding in Long Island City"

  1. David in Bushwick | August 3, 2020 at 8:16 am | Reply

    Those operable window frames make this monstrosity look even cheaper.

  2. What joy!

    The massive glass box plague has now contaminated the outer boroughs.

    Hopefully, Dr. Fauci will come up with a vaccine to protect us from its spread.

  3. Michael D. Skelly | August 3, 2020 at 10:53 am | Reply

    Looks just like citi bank tower thats about ten blocks away on court house square. Where is the buildings for the 21 century look at china and the uae there new buildings are breath taking, not more glass towers as on 6th ave….

    • The Citi Bank tower is directly across the street from Skyline, actually. And it’s about to be the Altice Tower, as the sign is being changed right now.

    • Mr. Galikanokus | August 7, 2020 at 11:29 am | Reply

      Your face looks just like “citi bank tower”!! Also, it isn’t called that anymore and is barely one block away from Skyline Tower!!

      In conclusion – go home, Micheal, you’re drunk.

  4. Guhhh… so…. boring.

    Can we get some MAFD up in LIC?

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