Construction has topped out on Parcel F, a 57-story 559-foot tall skyscraper in the Gotham Point development in Hunters Point South, Queens. 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.
The upper levels will be clad in glass and culminate in a sloped crown.
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 is clearly visible among the growing skyline on the east side of the East River.
Renderings from Gotham Organization and RiseBoro Community Partnership show the finished look of both structures.
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.