43-14 Queens Street Rises Above Street Level In Long Island City, Queens

Photo by Michael Young

Construction is in full swing at 43-14 Queens Street, the site of a 19-story residential building in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Rockrose Development, the 229-foot-tall mixed-use structure will yield 193,725 square feet with 301 rental apartments, residential amenities on the 18th floor, a cellar level, and approximately 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. 27-34 Jackson GC, LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Queens Street and Jackson Avenue.

Our last YIMBY update was back in early October 2022 when excavation had just started to unfold on the project. Since then, work head steadily progressed and recent photographs show crews have now built up the ground floor of the reinforced concrete superstructure. There is a massive crawler crane parked along Queens Street aiding in the building process by lifting various materials across and over the site.

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

A finalized rendering of 43-14 Queens Street still hasn’t been publicly released. Only the following axonometric preliminary rendering posted on site shows the overall building massing for the project. There are a series of interlocking rectangular volumes with several setbacks spaced across multiple floors. These will most likely be topped with outdoor terrace spaces. An extension at the highest point will likely serve to hide the mechanical equipment and bulkhead. The majority of the massing steps back from Jackson Avenue and is situated on the southern portion of the building’s design.

43-14 Queens Street. Photo by Michael Young

The nearest subways from the property are the E, M, and R trains at the Queens Plaza station to the northeast and the 7, N, and W trains at the Queensboro Plaza subway stop to the north.

43-14 Queens Street is anticipated to be finished in spring 2025, as noted on site.

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7 Comments on "43-14 Queens Street Rises Above Street Level In Long Island City, Queens"

  1. Amazon wasnt needed in that area. No tax benefit lost.
    No subsidy needed. Just let the free market work . Give no tax breaks.,

    • So there are other companies bringing 10’s of thousands of high paying jobs to the area? Who?

      I just see more and more residential buildings going up in the area that will place more of a strain on public transit and roads because there are few jobs within walking distance. Please correct me with a list of big businesses opening up…

  2. So at YIMBY you can’t question a person who suggests a corporation’s decision not to build their HQ in a community you live in had a positive or negative impact. Very sad. Very troubling. Very juvenile.

    Be consistent and either remove the original post suggesting it’s good Amazon didn’t build here, or allow a person to question why?

    Seriously, grow up and get a backbone YIMBY.

  3. David : Sent From Heaven. | October 9, 2023 at 10:46 am | Reply

    It’s indispensable on setbacks spaced, and look at the density arrangement of buildings. Which is free from discomfort: Thanks to Michael Young.

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