Construction has topped out on 46-30 21st Street, a nine-story residential building in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Lu Ning Architecture and developed by Chris Xu of United Construction and Development Group under the 21st Street Development LLC, the 95-foot-tall structure will yield 71 units, ground-floor commercial space, and a 23-vehicle parking garage in the cellar. The developer acquired the property for $13 million in 2020 and demolished the two-story warehouse building that occupied it. Century Construction Group Corp. is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the intersection of 21st Street and 46th Road.
Recent photos show the reinforced concrete superstructure built to its pinnacle and standing even with the parapet of the adjacent structure to the south. Scaffolding and black netting cover large portions of the exterior as crews work to frame out the voids with metal frame studs and yellow insulation boards in preparation for the installation of the façade and window grid.
The below Google Street View image details the former occupant of the property prior to its demolition.
The black and white rendering in the main photo shows a contemporary design with a dense grid of floor-to-ceiling windows, multiple stacks of balconies lined with glass railings, and light-colored paneling. This envelope is interspersed with sections of dark-tinted glass on the eastern elevation and at the northeastern corner. Retail signage lines the ground floor and a dark metal canopy hangs over the corner of the building.
The nearest subway from the property is the G train at the 21st Street station, located directly to the south along Jackson Avenue.
46-30 21st Street’s anticipated completion date is slated for the fall of 2024, as noted on site.