Long Island City


Hunters Point Library Appears Ready For Long-Awaited Opening, in Long Island City

After four years of work, Hunter’s Point Library looks to be nearing full completion at 47-07 Center Boulevard in Long Island City. YIMBY last reported on the project back in December 2016, when a tour of the Steven Holl Architects-designed structure revealed spacious interiors, multi-story atriums, and stacked floor plates. Two and a half years later, the architecturally finished concrete walls and oversized abstract-shaped widows are complete, and the interiors also appear to be finished. Work on the surrounding landscape has yet to begin.

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Queens Plaza Park Rising Toward 755-Foot Parapet, at 27-29 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City

Construction on Queens Plaza Park, aka 27-29 Queens Plaza North, is progressing above the streets in the dense downtown neighborhood of Long Island City. The concave, curvilinear southern elevation of the 67-story tower is becoming more visible as the massive reinforced concrete structure rises. The project, which is also addressed 29-37 41st Avenue, will eventually top off at 755 feet tall and become the second tallest skyscraper in the outer boroughs. The 978,000-square-foot project is being designed by Handel Architects, while The Durst Organization is the site’s developer. Selldorf Architects will be designing the interiors.

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Queens’ Future Tallest “Skyline Tower” Climbs Past Halfway Mark at 23-15 44th Drive, in Long Island City

Skyline Tower, 23-15 44th Drive is rapidly rising toward its 778-foot-high roof parapet in Long Island City. Work has surpassed the halfway mark on the 67-story residential skyscraper, which will soon become the tallest building in New York City outside of Manhattan. Hill West Architects is the building’s designer, while Whitehall Interiors is in charge of the interior design. United Construction & Development Group is the developer and Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which will range in prices from $500,000 to $4 million.

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24-16 Queens Plaza South’s Facade Making Headway in Long Island City

The Art Moderne-inspired facade of 24-16 Queens Plaza South is starting to show progress. The tower is already topped out at 23 stories, and stands next to the elevated 7 train in Long Island CitySilverback Development is the developer of the residential project. The building was previously purchased from Greystone Development at a cost of $80 million. The acquisition calls for a conversion from rentals to condominiums.

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