Façade work is progressing on NOVA, a 24-story residential tower at 41-05 29th Street in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by SB Development Group, the structure will yield 86 condominium units in studio to three-bedroom layouts with sales and marketing led by Modern Spaces, as well as ground-floor retail space. SBGC, LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by 41st Avenue to the east and 29th Street to the west.
Construction was still rising at the time of our last construction update in August 2021, and the reinforced concrete superstructure topped out earlier this year. Cladding Concepts International is supplying the custom white terracotta panels for the facade and the rainscreen attachment system for NOVA. This process is nearly finished, but the rounded northern edge still remains covered with black netting and metal scaffolding.
The ground floor sits behind temporary scaffolding but should emerge soon, revealing the commercial frontage and main entrance along 41st Avenue. The following street-level rendering provides a glimpse of the final outcome. Hunter Roberts Construction Group is the general contractor for the adjacent park, which is scheduled for completion in May 2023. The rendering below shows an elliptical lawn, curved wooden seating and walkways, a ping-pong table, new trees and shrubbery, a children’s playground, and a dog run.
The below photograph of Nova from the northeast shows the distinctive shape of its massing, which was inspired by the Flatiron Building.
Here we see NOVA from the end of 2021 when the building was close to topping out and the bare concrete frame was still visible.
The units were designed with Feng Shui principles and minimalist Scandinavian aesthetics. Bumblebee is providing space-saving furniture that can convert the living room into a bedroom or an office through a single tap or voice command. Residential amenities include an open-air rooftop deck, an indoor lounge, a library with an adjacent outdoor terrace, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a doorman, a package room, pet grooming areas, and bicycle storage. The project a short walk away from the E, M, and R trains at the Queens Plaza station. A little further to the west are the 7, N, and W trains at the Queensboro Plaza station.
NOVA will wrap up construction and begin closings in the first quarter of 2023.