As three residential skyscrapers begin their ascent skyward at 28-10 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City, renderings for them have finally surfaced per the Wall Street Journal. The towers will stand 43, 45, and 53 stories, respectively, and will together encompass an enormous 1,687,776 square feet. There will be 1,900 residential units and 13,807 square feet of ground-floor retail space. In addition to a slew of amenities, the complex will sport a private 2.5-acre park in the center. Goldstein, Hill, & West Architects is behind the design. Tishman Speyer and H&R Real Estate Investment Trust are the developers.
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Since topping out at 777 feet above street level in May, much of 45 East 22nd Street‘s façade has been installed, with the exception of where there’s a construction elevator and support structures for the crane. The latest photos are courtesy of construction photographer Tectonic via the YIMBY Forums. The most recent building permits indicate the Flatiron District tower has 59 real floors and measures 372,684 square feet. Its 83 residential units will be condominiums, configured in simplex, duplex, full-floor, and penthouse layouts. The Continuum Company is the developer. Kohn Pedersen Fox is the design architect, while Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio is handling the interiors and Oehme van Sweden is the landscape architect. Completion is expected in 2017.
YIMBY readers may be getting used to announcements of Long Island City superlatives, such as the tallest hotel in Queens nearing completion close to the borough’s tallest residence, which was recently surpassed by the city’s tallest apartment building outside of Manhattan. Even against these headlines, the complex rising at 28-10 Jackson Avenue, designed by SLCE Architects, takes scale to a new level. With over 1,900 units, 28-10 Jackson Avenue nearly doubles the offerings of the massive, 974-unit Hayden under development a few blocks west.
Since it was two stories above street level in early June, the 21-story, 95-unit mixed-use building under construction at 221 West 29th Street, in northern Chelsea, has topped out, as seen in photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The structure measures 105,337 square feet and rises 210 feet above street level, not including the bulkhead. There will be 671 square feet of retail space, big enough for a single store, followed by residential units on the second through 21st floors. The apartments will be rentals, averaging 828 square feet apiece, of which 19 (20 percent of the total) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. CBSK Ironstate — a team comprised of SK Development, CB Developers, and Ironstate Development — is the developer. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the architecture. Occupancy is expected in 2017.
Construction has wrapped up on 959 First Avenue, a 29-story, 113-unit mixed-use tower under development between East 52nd and East 53rd Street, in Midtown East. When YIMBY last checked in on the project in early 2015, façade installation was still underway. The latest photos were posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. Dubbed the Sutton, it measures 194,201 square feet and rises 353 feet above street level. There will be 2,714 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by residential units above, averaging 1,440 square feet apiece. Ninety of the apartments will be condominiums ranging from studios to four-bedrooms, plus a few penthouses, the largest of which has seven bedrooms. The other 23 apartments (20 percent of the total) will be designated as affordable. Toll Brothers City Living is the developer. Incorporated Architecture & Design is the design architect and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the executive architect. Occupancy can probably be expected soon.