New York

Skyline Tower’s Façade Wrapping Up as Exterior Hoist Comes Down, in Long Island City

Exterior work has reached the final stages on Long Island City‘s Skyline Tower, the tallest building in Queens and the outer boroughs and number 16 on our annual construction countdown. Located at 23-15 44th Drive, the 68-story, 778-foot-tall residential skyscraper is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC, and is expected to cost $1 billion. Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which are designed by Whitehall Interiors.

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Aerial render of Queens Plaza Park looking west towards Manhattan, from The Durst Organization

Sven’s Glass Façade Nears Completion at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

Curtain wall work is nearing completion on Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City and number 17 on our countdown of the tallest projects underway in the city. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story project is the second-tallest structure in Queens and will yield 978,000 square feet of mixed-use space. Selldorf Architects is serving as the interior designer, Hunter Roberts as the general contractor, and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering is handling the required mechanical systems. The project is aiming for LEED certification.

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Renovation and Expansion Progressing at 45-18 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens

Work is moving along at 45-18 Court Square in Long Island CityQueens, where a former industrial building is being restored and receiving a six-story addition with multiple wings. Designed by Perkins + Will and developed by King Street Properties, Newmark Knight Frank, and GFP Real Estate, the property will provide space for a life science facility called Innolabs. All sections of the expansion appear to now be topped out.

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Korean Cultural Center’s Distinctive Form Taking Shape at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill

Construction is continuing on the Korean Cultural Center of NYC, a highly distinctive 120-foot-tall building at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill. Designed by SAMOO Architecture PC for Level Group, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, NY, purchased the property for $15.8 million in March 2008, including the use of nearly 4,500 square feet of air rights. The project, which broke ground in June 2018, is planned to yield 36,500 square feet.

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Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Brooklyn Point Nears Full Completion in Downtown Brooklyn

Work is nearing completion on Brooklyn Point, the borough’s tallest skyscraper at 720 feet and number 19 on our countdown of the tallest construction projects underway in the city. Developed by Extell and designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the 68-story residential tower is part of the City Point complex in Downtown Brooklyn and is formally addressed as 1 City Point and 138 Willoughby Street. The property will contain 458 units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, with interior design by Katherine Newman. Ryan Serhant and his newly established brokerage, SERHANT, will handle sales for the homes, which will range from $850,000 to nearly $4 million.

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