Curtain wall work is nearing completion on Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City and number 17 on our countdown of the tallest projects underway in the city. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story project is the second-tallest structure in Queens and will yield 978,000 square feet of mixed-use space. 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.
Work is moving along at 45-18 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens, where a former industrial building is being restored and receiving a six-story addition with multiple wings. Designed by Perkins + Will and developed by King Street Properties, Newmark Knight Frank, and GFP Real Estate, the property will provide space for a life science facility called Innolabs. All sections of the expansion appear to now be topped out.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) recently granted Trinity Church necessary approvals to modify signage on the grounds of both the historic church and cemetery grounds at 75 Broadway. This includes digital displays, flagpole signage, and bronze placards.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 84-14 Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, Queens. Located between Maria Thomson Way and 85th Street, the interior lot is five blocks east of the 75th Street-Elderts Lane subway station, serviced by the J and Z trains. Ding Yin Yu of SMD Realty Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work is wrapping up on 537 Summit Avenue, a 754-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Jersey City‘s Journal Squared development and number 18 on our annual end-of-year construction countdown. Designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Group, the building is the tallest in the three-tower complex.