At number 23 on our year-end countdown of the tallest projects underway in New York is 26-32 Jackson Avenue, a 49-story residential skyscraper in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Albert Shirian of NY Lions Group, the 526-foot-tall structure will yield 384,043 square feet with 363 residential units and 19,923 square feet of commercial space. Hunter Roberts Construction Group is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Dutch Kills Street and an elevated roadway of the Queensboro Bridge to the northeast and Purves Street to the southwest.
Our last update in early October showed two piling machines and an excavator on site with work just getting underway. Excavation has since progressed several feet below street level, and crews could finish unearthing the plot before the end of winter. Based on this timeline, YIMBY expects the superstructure to begin to emerge by the middle of next year.
The rendering in the main photo was posted on site and shows the building featuring a monolithic massing and a glass curtain wall with a regular grid of white mullions. The skyscraper will rise from a multi-story podium and step back from the Jackson Avenue elevation before rising uniformly to the parapet, which incorporates a final setback to the southwest. A metal entrance canopy appears to cantilever over the sidewalk along Jackson Avenue.
The site is situated between the Queens Plaza station to the northeast, servicing the E, M, and R trains, and the Court Square station to the southwest with access to the G and 7 trains. This station provides a connection to the E and M trains at the Court Square-23rd Street Station.
26-32 Jackson Avenue has an anticipated completion date of summer 2025 posted on site.
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Remaining views on excavation for the superstructure with monolithic massing, and a glass curtain wall throughout definite shape. In every part of work from your photos to looking around the fence, in which the progress on earth got a beating: Thanks to Michael Young.
Do architects just view LIC as a blank slate and design accordingly, or do developers insist the only thing that matters is maximum profit with no mention of design? LIC is fast becoming a generic, instant city skyline.
I know right! LIC is becoming like those mirrored funhouses you see at a carnival and trying not to smack your facade against the glass
Sven and Skyline Tower are the only ones that looks decently good
So much glass
So little Windex!
Wake me up when Long Island City is over.