Back in the summer of 2015, foundation work kicked off on the three-tower, 1,771-unit mixed-use development planned on Jackson Avenue between Orchard Street and Queens Boulevard, in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Construction has since progressed significantly, as seen in photos by NyConstructionPhoto. On the corner of Jackson Avenue and Orchard Street, at 28-02 Jackson Avenue, a 45-story, 671-unit residential tower with ground-floor retail space is now eight stories above street level. Additionally, construction is underway at 28-30 Jackson Avenue, where a 53-story, 658-unit residential tower with ground-floor retail space is planned. The third tower, to be located on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard at 30-02 Queens Boulevard, will rise 43 stories and will contain 442 residential units along with ground-floor retail. That building hasn’t risen out of the ground yet.
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Back in September of 2015, new details were revealed of the residential tower planned at 161 Maiden Lane, in the Financial District, notably that the project would rise 60 stories, or 670 feet above street level, up from a previous 51 stories. Now, YIMBY can reveal new and up-close renderings of the glassy tower. Dubbed 1 Seaport, the project will have 80 condominium residences ranging from one- to four-bedroom configurations, averaging 1,726 square feet apiece. The 192,473-square-foot tower will be topped by two duplex penthouses. Amenities, located across three floors, will include a fitness center with yoga and training rooms, an infinity pool and spa featuring a “rain shower,” a sauna, and a “relaxation lounge.”
The 79-story tower headed for 23-15 44th Drive in Long Island City will likely become the first supertall building in Queens.
In March, Alchemy Properties and Carlyle Group acquired, for $51 million, the three-story retail building at 2251-2259 Broadway, on the corner of West 81st Street on the Upper West Side, with plans to build a condominium project. The developer have now filed applications for an 18-story, 32-unit mixed-use building, as first reported by The Real Deal. The 209-foot-tall project will measure 123,493 square feet, of which 11,587 square feet will be designated to retail space on the cellar, ground, and second floors. The condos should average a spacious 2,617 square feet apiece, and amenities include a 39-bike storage room, private residential storage space, multiple lounges, and a rooftop terrace. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is serving as the architect of record.
Back in September of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of one of the duplex penthouses at the two-building, 35-unit residential complex at 505 West 19th Street, in West Chelsea. The 10-story structures are now just about complete, as seen in photos in a Curbed NY report. The structures are conjoined by a single-story connector that spans below the elevated High Line. The eastern building hosts 25 condominiums and two penthouses, while the other building contains eight full-floor condos and a penthouse. The units will come in one- to five-bedroom configurations, and amenities include a fitness center, a street-level parking garage, and bike storage space. HFZ Capital Group is the developer, Thomas Juul-Hansen is the design architect, and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. Occupancy is currently underway.