The 79-story tower headed for 23-15 44th Drive in Long Island City will likely become the first supertall building in Queens.
23-15 44th Drive
Developer Chris Xu is working on huge, mixed-use projects in Flushing, Elmhurst and Jamaica, and now he’s filed plans for a 79-story residential tower at 23-15 44th Drive in Long Island City.
Earlier this year, Citigroup began advertising their development site at 23-15 44th Drive, in Long Island City, and now Jia Shu Xu’s C&G Empire Realty is acquiring the property for $143 million. The 36,000 square-foot site — a block from the Court Square stations serviced by the E, M, G and 7 trains — boasts roughly 780,000 square feet of building potential in the form of residential or commercial space. The new owner’s plans have not been disclosed, but existing three- and single-story structures must first be demolished.
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