In February, YIMBY brought you two construction updates on the nearly topped out 58-story, 477-unit residential tower at 42-12 28th Street, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. The project, dubbed Tower 28, has since topped out at 647 feet above street level, per the Court Square Blog, becoming the second tallest building in Queens and the city’s tallest residential building outside of Manhattan. The 398,702-square-foot tower will eventually contain rental apartments that average 823 square feet apiece. The bottom portions of the structure host a 50-car parking garage, bike storage, and many other amenities, in addition to 5,878 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Heatherwood Communities is the developer and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
42-12 28th Street
If you remember the recent topping out of 23-10 Queens Plaza South as the second tallest building in Queens, hearing of another contender usurping its place so quickly might give you a sense of déjà vu. In a testament to Long Island City’s dizzying pace of development, the title passes to Tower 28, previously known as 28 on 28th.
It’s been months since we checked in on Heatherwood Communities’ high-rise residential project at 42-12 28th Street in Long Island City. As of July, it had reached 10 stories. Now, thanks to somewhat dramatic photos taken by our friend Tectonic, we can see that the 58-story building must be close to its final height.
Back in 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of Heatherwood Communities’ planned 58-story, 477-unit residential tower at 42-12 28th Street, in Long Island City, at the same time excavation was starting. Now, the project is up to its tenth floor, according to The Court Square Blog. Glass installation has also started, and completion of the tower, dubbed 28 On 28th, is expected in 2017. Goldstein Hill & West is the architect, and $154 million in financing was provided by PNC Bank in May.
PNC Bank has provided $154 million in financing to Heatherwood Communities to construct their planned 58-story, 477-unit residential tower now under construction at 42-12 28th Street, in Long Island City. YIMBY first revealed the project in April 2014, and construction was underway in January. Dubbed 28 on 28th, completion is expected in 2017.