Exterior work is nearing the closing stages on Parcel G, a 34-story residential building in Hunters Point South, Queens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization, the 443-unit tower stands alongside Parcel F, its taller sibling, and is located by the intersection of 2nd Street and 56th Avenue. Parcel F will have a number of units dedicated to affordable housing, as well as a community facility for Flux Factory and kayak rentals on the lower levels of the edifice. Both towers occupy a formally empty plot perched atop a hill overlooking the Hunters Point South Park Extension. This 1.5-acre tidal marsh has winding walkways, green lawns, boardwalks, and lush landscaping, all carefully designed as a buffer against storm surges.
Since our last update in April, the remainder of the windows have enclosed all sides of the tower and facade installation has reached the parapet.
The mechanical extension is hidden within the rectangular volume sitting above a future outdoor terrace. This amenity space will rest underneath a metal canopy cantilevering outward toward Manhattan that is currently being supported with scaffolding as workers finish up the top levels of the building. The exterior hoist remains attached to the slender western elevation, but could be dismantled sometime this summer once interior work is close to completion.
Parcels F and G will yield a combined 1,132 homes with 100 units set aside for senior living quarters and 75 percent of the total inventory designated toward affordable housing. Flanking the two towers is a low-rise grade school that was the first structure to be built on the plot in the past several years.
YIMBY expects Parcel G to be done sometime before the end of this year.