The title of the city’s construction hotspot of the summer may go to the Long Island City block bound by 44th Drive, Jackson and Thomson avenues, and Purves Street. As recently as four years ago, only warehouses, auto shops and a handful of rowhomes graced the 1.8-acre trapezoid. In 2014, the 14-story 26-14 Jackson Avenue rose as a herald of greater things to come. The 27-story Harrison at 27-21 44th Drive topped out in June of this year, and the 27-story Watermark Court Square at 27-19 44th Drive, next door, caught up almost exactly two months later. But as those two towers still sport their ceremonial topping-out flags, they are about to be overtaken by 44-26 Purves Street. The project, developed by Brause Realty and the Gotham Organization, is rapidly approaching its final, 33-story height. Once the FXFOWLE-designed, 270-unit luxury rental reaches its topmost point, it will stand just under the 400-foot mark, becoming the sixth-tallest building on the flourishing Court Square skyline.
44-26 Purves Street
The 33-story residential building at 44-26 Purves Street has risen past the 20th floor on its way to its 374-foot-high pinnacle. The luxury rental apartment building is being jointly developed by Brause Realty and the Gotham Organization. Completion is expected in late 2017, when its glass-and-copper design will stand as one of the most distinguished in all of Long Island City.
It was in April of 2015 that YIMBY revealed renderings of the 33-story, 270-unit residential building planned at 44-26 Purves Street, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Last November, construction of the structure was two stories above street level, and now the building is 16 stories up, as seen in photos by Tectonic. Once complete, the new building will encompass 247,934 square feet and its residential units should average 766 square feet apiece. The rental apartments will come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. A two-story podium will include much of the building’s 26,300 square feet of amenities as well as 2,600 square feet of retail space. The Gotham Organization and Brause Realty are the developers, with FXFOWLE Architects behind the design. Completion can be expected in 2017.
Excavation kicked off this past summer for the 35-story, 270-unit mixed-use building planned at 44-26 Purves Street, in Long Island City, and now the structure is finally rising, with concrete and rebar now to the second floor, per The Court Square Blog. Brause Realty and the Gotham Organization are developing, while FXFOWLE is designing. The project will also have 2,600 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Completion is expected in late 2017, per on-site signage.
Foundation work and piling is underway at 44-26 – 44-28 Purves Street, in Long Island City, where Brause Realty and the Gotham Organization are planning a 35-story, 270-unit mixed-use building. YIMBY revealed renderings in April of the FXFOWLE-designed project, and a 2,600 square-foot retail portion is expected on the ground floor. According to The Court Square Blog, the building is scheduled for completion in October 2017.