Curtain wall installation is nearing the parapet of Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 762-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Exterior work on the 67-story tower, which is the second-tallest structure in Queens, has been moving swiftly since its topping out in late June. The 978,000-square-foot project is designed by Handel Architects and is being developed by The Durst Organization, with Selldorf Architects as the interior designer. Hunter Roberts is the general contractor and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering is handling the required mechanical systems for the edifice. The developers are aiming for LEED certification.
Construction is progressing behind scaffolding at 21-59 44th Drive, a six-story residential building designed by Z Architecture in Long Island City, Queens. The reinforced concrete edifice is located at the northern corner of 44th Drive and 23rd Street and is slated to yield a total of 20 units, 2,600 square feet of retail space, and 361 square feet of community facilities.
YIMBY passed by the site of 27-49 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, which is supposed to be a 146-foot-tall residential building. However construction progress remains paused around the halfway mark. The 4,000-square-foot site rests among a number of taller surrounding skyscrapers and would be a modest addition to the neighborhood. Designed by Raymond Chan Architect and developed by ARCFE, work started nearly two years ago and is planned to, hopefully, top out as a 14-story superstructure with 9,873 of residential space split among 37 homes. iX Construction is the general contractor.
Construction is complete and tenants have begun moving into The Kent House, a seven-story mixed-use building at 187 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located between North 3rd Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue, the project is designed by Diego Aguilera Architects P.C. and developed by CW Realty Management, which purchased the site for $43 million. The 140,036-square-foot structure contains 96 homes.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 2189 Arthur Avenue in Belmont, The Bronx. Located at the intersection of Arthur Avenue and East 182nd Street, the corner lot is nearest to the 182nd – 183rd Streets subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Skyward Developers under the 590 East 182nd LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.