At number 12 on our year-end countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York is 27-48 Jackson Avenue, a 69-story residential skyscraper in Long Island City‘s Court Square district and the future tallest building in Queens. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by Building Orchard LLC, the 811-foot-tall structure will yield 635,000 square feet with 818 units, as well as 11,700 square feet of retail space and a two-story parking garage. Triton Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 43-01 Queens Street and located along Jackson Avenue between Queens and Orchard Streets.
Since our last update in early October, the former industrial building that occupied the southeastern end of the lot has been fully razed and a team of excavators is in the process of removing its foundations. This is where the parking garage will be located.
Meanwhile, crews and piling machines are at work below street level on the northernmost end of the property along Jackson Avenue, where the main tower will eventually rise.
27-48 Jackson Avenue is depicted with a glass curtain wall framed with dark mullions. The tower features a fairly uniform massing with a couple of setbacks at the top of the podium and below the crown and mechanical bulkhead. The parking garage is shown topped with a landscaped roof deck populated with trees and a soccer field.
27-48 Jackson Avenue has an anticipated completion date of 2026.