Façade work is nearing completion on Gotham Point North Tower, a 57-story residential skyscraper at 1-15 57th Avenue in Hunters Point South, Queens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization and Riseboro Community Partnership, the 559-foot-tall structure is also known as Parcel F in a two-tower development along with the adjacent Parcel G, and will yield 692 units. The building rises from a plot bound by Center Boulevard to the north, 56th Avenue to the east, and 57th Avenue to the west.
A substantial amount of cladding has gone up since our last update in February, with the main volume fully enclosed in its façade of red brick and floor-to-ceiling windows with the exception of a strip along the southwestern corner where the construction elevator had been attached. The angled crown is also now surrounded with glass panels, with only small portions on the western elevation remaining exposed.
Gotham Point North Tower dominates the southern edge of Hunters Point South and the adjacent Greenpoint, Brooklyn neighborhood, which itself is experiencing a massive building boom. It is currently the tallest structure along the Queens waterfront and serves a focal point from the ferries running up and down the East River.
Meanwhile, construction is complete on Parcel G, Gotham Point North Tower’s shorter 33-story, 443-foot-tall sibling. Combined, the buildings will yield 1,132 rental apartments, of which 75 percent will be dedicated to affordable housing with age-restricted homes for seniors, as well as a 1,100-seat Intermediate High School built by the School Construction Authority and a five-acre waterfront park constructed by New York City’s Economic Development Corporation. Handel Architects is the interior designer and BHDM was responsible for the model apartment interiors.
Residential amenities span over 50,000 square feet and include a dog washing station, garage with electric vehicle charging stations, a shared laundry room, common area Wi-Fi, gym, yoga and dance studio, media room, recreation room, business center, children’s room, rooftop terrace, senior center, concierge, on-site resident manager, and a community center.
Of the total inventory, 98 homes will be reserved for senior residents with incomes between $15,806 and $85,920. These are housed within an 11-story wing with its own lobby, a lounge and laundry room on each floor, a library, and a community room with a shared pantry and special programming led by RiseBoro.
Construction at Gotham Point North Tower should be completed around the end of the year or early 2023 at the very latest.