YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of Skyline Tower, aka 23-15 44th Drive. The residential skyscraper will eventually rise 778 feet over Long Island City and become the tallest building in Queens, as well as the tallest building in New York City outside of Manhattan. Work has progressed to the 26th floor of the future 67-story tower, and construction crews have been pouring the reinforced slabs at a rapid rate of two floors per week.
United Construction and Development Group
Already several floors above street level in the heart of Long Island City, Court Square City View Tower, aka 23-15 44th Drive, is rising steadily towards its 778-foot tall pinnacle above Queens. The building will have 67 floors of residential living, and rise higher than the stepped crown of the Citibank building, aka One Court Square, which will make it the tallest building in all of Queens. CSCVT is currently the 22nd-tallest tower rising in the Five Boroughs overall, and is set to contain nearly one million square feet of space, with 802 units. The project is being designed by Hill West Architects while the developer is United Construction & Development Group.
Renderings have been revealed by Hill West Architects for Court Square City View Tower, expected to rise at 23-15 44th Drive, located on the corner of 23rd Street in the heart of Long Island City. The architect’s website states the mixed-use project will rise 66 stories and contain 802 condominium units.
Corona-based United Construction & Development Group has entered into contract to purchase the vacant, 3.7-acre mixed-use development site at 131-35 Roosevelt Avenue, a.k.a. 39-08 Janet Place, in downtown Flushing. The sale is expected close for more than $100 million, The Real Deal reported. The site can accommodate up to 870,000 square feet of mixed-use development. In fact, plans for four 16-story towers, connected by a common base, were approved in 2008. That would include 457 residential units, 313,000 square feet of commercial space, and 7,500 square feet of community facility space. It’s unclear whether the next owner will move forward with those plans, but United has reportedly met with the Ismael Leyva Architects, who was responsible for them.
The 79-story tower headed for 23-15 44th Drive in Long Island City will likely become the first supertall building in Queens.