Exterior work is wrapping up on Sven, aka Queens Plaza Park, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story project currently holds the title as the second-tallest structure in Queens and will yield a total of 978,000 square feet. 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.
Permits have been filed for two two-story residential buildings at 133-17 and 133-19 116th Avenue in Ozone Park, Queens. Located between 133rd and 134th Streets, the adjacent lots are closest to the 111st Street subway station, serviced by the A train. Sukhdev Singh of Lime Home Improvement Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Fleet Financial Group is developing a state-of-the-art healthcare facility called Eastern Mirage Medical Center at 42-31 Union Street in Flushing, Queens. The 104,000-square-foot medical center will be located within the tallest building in Flushing, an 18-story mixed-use structure that will also house the Eastern Mirage hotel.
A large trapezoidal lot at 48-18 Van Dam Street in Long Island City may soon serve as the new headquarters for International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 813, a union that represents a variety of laborers in the New York City Metropolitan Area. Before the project can begin, the Department of City Planning will need to approve zoning text amendments to permit the construction of a mixed-use commercial building that is above the currently allowable height and density.
Proposals to construct a new 13-story mixed-use building in Woodside, Queens are now under review by local community groups. Designed by Aufgang Architects, the proposed development is bound by Roosevelt Avenue to the north, Long Island Railroad tracks to the southwest, and 63rd Street to the east.