Façade work is in full swing at 27-21 44th Drive in Long Island City. The 27-story apartment building known as The Edison reached its final height in early June, when the national flag was hoisted atop its concrete bulkhead. At that point, the roughly 300-foot-tall structure became the tenth-tallest within the Court Square district, though taller neighbors rising nearby are already surpassing it. However, the building would remain highly visible thanks to its position at the epicenter of the resurgent neighborhood.
27-21 44th Drive
The Edison, a 115-unit residential tower at 27-21 44th Drive, is rising on one of the most active construction blocks in the city. The future 26-story, 277-foot-tall tower has recently passed its 20th floor. The project is being developed by Silvercup Properties, the development branch of movie and TV producer Silvercup Studios, which has been an icon of Long Island City decades before the first glass skyscrapers graced the local skyline. GF55 Partners is the architect of record. S2 Construction, LLC serves as the general contractor.
In August of 2015, foundation work kicked off for the 27-story, 120-unit mixed-use building at 27-21 44th Drive, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Now, the project is 16 stories above street level and rising, The Court Square Blog reports. It will eventually encompass 144,687 square feet, 5,850 square feet of which will be utilized as ground-floor retail space. The residential units above should average 883 square feet apiece, which means they could be either rental apartments or condominiums. Amenities include a 28-car garage in the cellar, bike storage space, a fitness center, a playroom, and an outdoor recreation area with an indoor lounge on the top floor. Silvercup Properties is the developer, while GF55 Partners is handling the design. Completion is expected in late 2017.
Nearly a year ago, YIMBY reported on the initial filings for a 27-story, 120-unit mixed-use building at 27-21 44th Drive, in Long Island City, and then over the summer, schematic drawings were posted to the on-site fencing. Now, excavation and foundation work has begun, per The Court Square Blog. The latest filings call for a 112,376 square-foot tower, featuring 5,850 square feet of ground-floor retail, and units averaging 883 square feet on the floors above. Silvercup Properties is developing, while GF55 Partners is designing, and completion is expected in late 2017.
Demolition of the old single-story warehouse at 27-21 44th Drive, in Long Island City, is now complete; the site will soon yield Silvercup Properties’ 26-story, 115-unit mixed-use building, which YIMBY reported on in 2014. Now The Court Square Blog notes the first on-site rendering has been posted for the nearly 110,450 square-foot building. On the ground floor, 6,095 square feet of retail is planned, and completion is slated for late 2017, with GF55 Partners serving as the architect of record.