Work has begun on the crown of Skyline Tower, aka 23-15 44th Drive, the 21st tallest building under construction in YIMBY’s annual December countdown. The reinforced concrete superstructure topped out over Long Island City at 778 feet tall, making it the current tallest skyscraper in Queens and the outer boroughs. The project is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC. Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which are designed by Whitehall Interiors.
Development partners Newmark Knight Frank and Elms Realty Corp will soon debut a five-building mixed-use complex in Long Island City, Queens. Known as Urban Yard, the complex will eventually comprise 400,000 square feet of office and retail components in addition to a large parking garage.
Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, is the 25th building on our annual countdown of the tallest projects underway in New York. Construction has passed the halfway point on the 755-foot-tall residential skyscraper, which is located at 27-29 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City. Meanwhile, the curved reflective glass curtain wall is rapidly ascending the 67-story reinforced concrete superstructure. Handel Architects is the designer and The Durst Organization is the developer of the project, which is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue. Selldorf Architects is the interior designer.
J Frank Associates has released preliminary renderings of a recently approved residential development in Astoria, Queens. The seven-story building will be located on a 25,000-square-foot through-block lot at 26-30 4th Street.
Permits have been filed for a four-story school building at 79-20 Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, Queens. Located between Cornish Avenue and Dongan Avenue, the lot is near the Grand Avenue-Newtown subway station, serviced by the E, M, and R trains. David Levitan of Liberty One Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.