Queens

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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84-14 Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, Queens

Permits Filed for 84-14 Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, Queens

Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 84-14 Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, Queens. Located between Maria Thomson Way and 85th Street, the interior lot is five blocks east of the 75th Street-Elderts Lane subway station, serviced by the J and Z trains. Ding Yin Yu of SMD Realty Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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