Demolition is complete at 45-03 23rd Street, the site of a 544-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper in Hunters Point, Queens. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by Charney Companies and Tavros Capital under the Court Square 45th Avenue LLC, the 50-story structure will yield a mix of condominiums, commercial space, and communal space. The site is located along 23rd Street between Jackson Avenue and 45th Avenue, directly to the east of the elevated subway tracks of the 7 train.
Recent photos show the low-rise buildings that stood on the plot fully demolished. The site looks to be ready for excavation and subsequent construction of the new skyscraper.
The site is currently lined with green construction boards. Peeking through the openings reveals leftover bricks and other various masonry blocks scattered across the land. It shouldn’t be long before piling machines and excavators arrive to begin digging and strengthening the land for the skyscraper.
The following photos show the low-rise structures that lined the block before demolition.
The main rendering depicts a relatively tall superstructure with a light-colored envelope and a rectangular grid of white terracotta panels and subtle bronze details between the vertical strips of floor-to-ceiling glass. 45-03 23rd Street’s 544-foot-tall height will make a noticeable presence among other taller skyscrapers nearby such as the 778-foot-tall Skyline Tower to the north and the 673-foot-tall One Court Square to the east.
Overall, the complex is planned to span 350,844 square feet, with 194,423 square feet designated for residential use, 100,000 square feet for commercial tenants, and 3,388 square feet for community facilities. A total of 285 condominium units, two penthouse floors, Class A office space, retail space, a cellar, a mezzanine, and a 25-foot-long rear yard would fit within the parameters of the structure. Amenities include a 24/7 doorman, a fitness center, resident lounges, and bicycle storage. The closest subways are the E, M, G, and 7 trains at the Court Square station.
45-03 23rd Street is stated to be completed by April 2023, as noted on the construction board.