Gotham Point’s 57-Story ‘Parcel F’ Tops Out in Hunters Point South, Queens

Aerial rendering of Gotham Point. Courtesy of VUW Studio

Construction has topped out on Parcel F, a 57-story 559-foot tall skyscraper in the Gotham Point development in Hunters Point SouthQueens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization, RiseBoro Community Partnership, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the reinforced concrete structure will yield 689 units alongside a 1,100-seat Intermediate High School built by the School Construction Authority, and Parcel G, its 33-story, 336-foot tall, 443-unit sibling. Gotham Point is located at the confluence of the East River and Newtown Creek, bound by Center Boulevard to the north, 56th Avenue to the east, and 57th Avenue to the west. Handel Architects is also the interior designer while BHDM did the interior for the model apartment only.

Progress has been swift since our last update in July, when construction had just surpassed the roof height of its shorter neighbor at Parcel G. Positioned on an elevated plot, the structure now stands prominently over the East River waterfront. A five-acre waterfront park constructed by New York City’s Economic Development Corporation separates the development from the shoreline.

Gotham Point. Photo by Michael Young

Gotham Point. Photo by Michael Young

Gotham Point. Photo by Michael Young

Gotham Point. Photo by Michael Young

The upper levels will be clad in glass and culminate in a sloped crown.

Gotham Point. Photo by Michael Young

Exterior brick work continues to climb up the edifice, while perimeter walls are steadily lining the edges of each floor plate and forming the tight grid of voids for the large windows.

Gotham Point. Photo by Michael Young

Gotham Point is clearly visible among the growing skyline on the east side of the East River.

Gotham Point. Photo by Michael Young

Renderings from Gotham Organization and RiseBoro Community Partnership show the finished look of both structures.

Aerial rendering of Gotham Point. Courtesy of VUW Studio

Gotham Point. Courtesy of VUW Studio

Aerial rendering of Gotham Point. Courtesy of VUW Studio

Parcel G Courtesy of VUW Studio

It was last reported that the total development will yield 847 rent-stabilized units with income limits ranging from $15,806 to $137,940 for an individual, and $23,692 to $196,845 for a four-person family. Amenities include multiple lounges, an indoor-outdoor fitness club, a children’s playroom, a publicly-accessible urban rooftop farm, a community boathouse, and co-working lounges with breakout meeting rooms, private phone rooms, and multi-person desks. There will also be rooftop terraces, a publicly-accessible underground parking garage, ground-floor retail in Gotham Point, and Flux IV, a 3,000-square-foot community facility in Parcel G that will serve as a permanent home for Flux Factory, a non-profit organization that provides affordable exhibition and collaborative spaces for new and emerging artists.

Seventy-five percent of all the units in the more than 1 million-square-foot two-tower complex are dedicated toward affordable housing and age-restricted homes for seniors. Ninety-eight homes will be set aside for low-income seniors in an 11-story annex of Gotham Point with its own personal lobby space, a lounge and laundry room on each floor, a library, and a community room with a shared pantry. These residences are expected to be available to individuals across income levels from $15,806 to $85,920. RiseBoro is in charge of leading special programming for the senior community.

Gotham Point will open sometime in 2022, while Parcel G is slated for completion later this year.

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12 Comments on "Gotham Point’s 57-Story ‘Parcel F’ Tops Out in Hunters Point South, Queens"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | October 5, 2021 at 9:20 am | Reply

    It was head of product development, design and the website. Who was sale dealing mostly with the structure around the region, I came in through details: Thanks to Michael Young.

  2. A Topping Out article with no mention of the total height? Odd?

  3. David in Bushwick | October 5, 2021 at 10:18 am | Reply

    Not every tower needs to be an iconic work of art, but given the prominent location, this one should have been.
    LIC is fast becoming the new Jersey City.

  4. This is how we should be building affordable housing in this city, and not just along the waterfront. 40-50 story towers near express subway stops. 20 stories around subway stations in general. In the Mitchell-Lama days 10+ stories was the standard with many around the 20 floor mark. Many NYCHA are over 10 floors. Now you need a ULURP to build more than 4-6 stories in too many neighborhoods.

  5. This seems like an awkward location for a high school. It’s not easily reached, except from the surrounding towers.

    • HS students typically rely on public transit in NYC. The schools have a coverage area that includes multiple neighborhoods. They come from a wider area than say an elementary school.

  6. I love the setbacks towards the top. It’s very sleek.

  7. Kateri Hernandez | October 5, 2021 at 9:38 pm | Reply

    How can I apply for this building?

  8. Thanks for adding the height and you’re welcome for pointing out it was absent.

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