The Orchard’s Façade Begins Installation at 27-48 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

At number six on our year-end countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York is The Orchard, an 811-foot-tall residential residential skyscraper at 27-48 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by BLDG Management Company under the Building Orchard LLC, the 69-story structure will span 635,000 square feet and yield 824 rental units with nearly 200 designated as affordable housing, as well as 13,000 square feet of retail space, 100,000 square feet of amenities, and a two-story parking garage with 207 spaces. Triton Construction Company is the general contractor for the project, which is alternately addressed as 43-01 Queens Street and 42-02 Orchard Street and occupies a full city block along Jackson Avenue between Queens and Orchard Streets.

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Excavation Begins at 29-15 40th Road in Long Island City, Queens

Construction has broken ground at 29-15 40th Road, the site of a new residential building in Long Island City, Queens. Details are slim for the project, which is being designed by Fogarty Finger Architects and developed by SB Development, which also acquired the adjacent lot at 29-13 40th Road for $8.7 million over the fall. 29-15 40 RD LLC is listed as the owner and Alba Services Inc. served as the demolition contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot bound by 40th Avenue to the north and 40th Road to the south.

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Render of 215-20 Northern Boulevard, by Caliendo Architects

Rendering Revealed for 215-20 Northern Boulevard In Bayside, Queens

A rendering has been revealed for 215-20 Northern Boulevard, a five-story mixed-use building in Bayside, Queens. Designed by Gerald Caliendo Architects and developed by Sam Eshaghoff’s West Egg Development, the structure will yield 38 units and 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space with 194 feet of frontage. Lions Group is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of Northern Boulevard and 215th Place.

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