23-15 44th Drive

Queens’ Future Tallest “Skyline Tower” Climbs Past Halfway Mark at 23-15 44th Drive, in Long Island City

Skyline Tower, 23-15 44th Drive is rapidly rising toward its 778-foot-high roof parapet in Long Island City. Work has surpassed the halfway mark on the 67-story residential skyscraper, which will soon become the tallest building in New York City outside of Manhattan. Hill West Architects is the building’s designer, while Whitehall Interiors is in charge of the interior design. United Construction & Development Group is the developer and Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which will range in prices from $500,000 to $4 million.

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YIMBY Tours Skyline Tower, Queens’ Future Tallest Building

YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of Skyline Tower, aka 23-15 44th Drive. The residential skyscraper will eventually rise 778 feet over Long Island City and become the tallest building in Queens, as well as the tallest building in New York City outside of Manhattan. Work has progressed to the 26th floor of the future 67-story tower, and construction crews have been pouring the reinforced slabs at a rapid rate of two floors per week.

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23-15 44th Drive

Long Island City’s Future Tallest Skyscraper, Skyline Tower, Now Rising Above Street Level

Already several floors above street level in the heart of Long Island City, Court Square City View Tower, aka 23-15 44th Drive, is rising steadily towards its 778-foot tall pinnacle above Queens. The building will have 67 floors of residential living, and rise higher than the stepped crown of the Citibank building, aka One Court Square, which will make it the tallest building in all of Queens. CSCVT is currently the 22nd-tallest tower rising in the Five Boroughs overall, and is set to contain nearly one million square feet of space, with 802 units. The project is being designed by Hill West Architects while the developer is United Construction & Development Group.

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2017 Skyscrapers

2017 New Construction Report: Building Applications Crash, Down 38 Percent Since 2015

New building applications for single and multi-family residential developments in New York City saw a major slowdown in 2016, as the fading boom following the changes that occurred at the Department of Buildings in 2014 began to slack further. Numbers have plunged by over half since 2014, and by 38 percent since 2015. The full report with spreadsheets covering every new building application is available at the research store.

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