Long Island City’s architecture is slowly following the trend set in Williamsburg: big, glassy high rises and shorter residential buildings designed to mimic their early 20th century industrial neighbors. The latest of these factory-style projects is a 10-story apartment building underway at 42-60 Crescent Street.
Rockrose closed on $270 million worth of financing last month for its two-tower, 974-unit development at 43-25 Hunter Street in Long Island City, and now the complex is rising fast near Court Square and Sunnyside Yards.
Three buildings are on the rise at 760, 764 and 767a Bergen Street between Grand and Washington Avenues, on one of the busiest blocks for new construction in the Crown and Prospect Heights borderlands.
Last year, the Times published the first full rendering for the Carlyle Group’s 20-story condo-hotel under construction at 265 State Street, on the corner of Smith Street in Boerum Hill. The attractive brick and glass facade has yet to emerge, but prolific photographer Tectonic took some shots of the five stories of concrete and steel that have risen on the former parking lot.
Early in 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned 17-story, 50-unit mixed-use building at 232 Seventh Avenue, in eastern Chelsea, and now YIMBY can report excavation has commenced at the site. The building will measure 42,325 square feet, which includes 2,425 square feet of retail on the ground floor, and C3D Architecture is designing. Chelsea 7 JV LLC is the developer, and the project’s completion is most likely towards the end of 2016 or early 2017.