Handel Architects


Exclusive New Rendering Revealed for Durst’s Queens Plaza Park in Long Island City

YIMBY recently featured an update on the construction of Queens Plaza Park, aka 29-37 41st Avenue, as part of our December series on New York City’s tallest new skyscrapers. Now, we have an exclusive first look at a new rendering for the 755-foot-tall and 67-story tower, and its impact on the neighborhood skyline as it rises above Long Island City, Queens. The Handel Architects-designed skyscraper is being developed by The Durst Organization and will soon contain 978,000 square feet of space.

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756-Foot-Tall & 51-Story 126 Madison Avenue Begins to Get Its Facade in NoMad

Handel Architects is designing a new residential tower to NoMad at 15 East 30th Street, aka 126 Madison Avenue, which is currently the 25th tallest skyscraper under construction in the Five Boroughs. It sits to the north of 11 East 29th Street, aka Sky House, which is considered to be the first slender residential tower in New York City. Handel’s 51-story, 756-foot-tall building also features a slender profile as viewed from both north and south perspectives. Recent photos show the facade rising several floors above street level as the superstructure begins to peak above the surrounding urban fabric. Fosun Group and JD Carlisle are the developers of the project.

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Queens Plaza Park, rendering courtesy the Durst Organization (left) and Long Island City Clock Tower, via Google Maps (right)

Second Round of Long Island City’s Skyscraper Boom Gets Underway as Durst’s 67-Story Queens Plaza Park Begins Rising at 27-29 Queens Plaza North

Located in Long Island City at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, Queens Plaza Park will soon be one of the tallest skyscrapers in both Queens and New York City. It is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue. The 755-foot-tall, 67-story tower is nearing completion of its concrete foundations, and vertical ascent should begin sometime in the first half of 2019. A new updated design by Handel Architects was revealed back in April, and features a concave-shaped glass building. Selldorf Architects is designing the interiors while The Durst Organization is in charge of developing the 978,000 square foot tower.

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222 East 44th Street Nearing Completion As Outdoor Plaza Takes Shape in Turtle Bay, Manhattan

Progress at 222 East 44th Street , aka the Summit, is quickly wrapping up. The landscaped courtyard and main entrance are both underway, with the finishing touches of stone materials and accompanying landscaping steadily being installed. The all-glass structure rises 556 feet above the Midtown neighborhood of Turtle Bay, totaling 43 floors. Handel Architects designed the building while Escobar Design is handling the interiors. BLDG Management is the developer and Douglas Elliman is in charge of leasing and marketing for the 355,600 square foot tower.

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