The official groundbreaking ceremony for TF Cornerstone‘s two-towered Hunters Point South project in Long Island City will be held today. In addition to over 1,000 new apartments, the site will give rise to what will temporarily become the tallest skyscraper on Queens’ East River waterfront. Fresh renderings have also been released, revealing additional exterior details of the buildings as well as the landscaped greenery and waterfront esplanade. The buildings’ addresses are 52-03 and 52-41 Center Boulevard.
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Twelve years after its initial proposal, Star Tower at 27-17 42nd Road in Long Island City is finally approaching completion. In 2007, the 26-story, 184-unit tower was slated to star as the tallest and largest apartment development in the Court Square District. Today, the building gets lost amid the newly emerged constellation of high-rises, yet a series of design transformations have produced a final product far superior to the original. The finely crafted façade, designed by JDS Architects, projects a refined modernism and balances contextual reference to its glass-walled neighbors with subtle stylistic expression.
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.
A new pair of residential towers at 22-44 Jackson Avenue is rising from the former home of the colorfully eye-catching street art space, 5Pointz warehouse. The buildings are topped out over Long Island City, Queens and are making their mark on the neighborhood’s growing skyline. The elevated 7 train curves around the construction site toward the Court Square station, just across the street from the massive 1,115-unit development. The complex is being designed by HTO Architects while G&M Realty is the developer. Mojo Stumer Associates is in charge of the interior design, which will feature a 5Pointz homage, a graffiti-style logo, and similar artwork around the interiors.
Construction on Queens Plaza Park, aka 27-29 Queens Plaza North, is starting to rise above street level in Long Island City. The concave southern wall of the 67-story tower, which is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue, is taking shape. Reinforced concrete floors have begun to make their way toward the 755-foot-tall pinnacle. Foundations were completed in December, and work has now passed the second floor. The 978,000-square-foot project is being designed by Handel Architects; The Durst Organization is the developer of the building. Selldorf Architects will be designing the interiors.