Aerial render of Queens Plaza Park looking west towards Manhattan, from The Durst Organization

Durst’s Sven at Queens Plaza Park Passes Halfway Mark as Façade Work Begins, in Long Island City

Queens Plaza Park’s glass façade is rapidly ascending at 27-29 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City. Construction of the curved reinforced concrete superstructure is nearing the halfway mark of the residential skyscraper, known as Sven, which will eventually stand 755 feet tall, making it the second-tallest building in Queens and the outer boroughs. The 67-story project, also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue, is designed by Handel Architects and being developed by The Durst Organization. Selldorf Architects is in charge of interior design.

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Rendering of 11 Lawton Street - Hill West Architects

City Officials Approves Major Mixed-Use Development at 11 Lawton Street in Downtown New Rochelle

New Rochelle recently granted approvals for the construction of what will be the largest-ever mixed-use development in the city’s history. Located at 11 Lawton Street, the dual-tower development will feature 143 condominiums, 453 rental units, and a 190-key hotel. Additional components include 8,102 square feet of restaurant and bar space, 2,953 square feet of retail space, and 627 on-site parking spaces.

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Rendering of Wildflower Studios via Bjarke Ingels Group and Wildflower Ltd

Renderings Revealed for Bjarke Ingels-Designed Production Studios in Astoria, Queens

Robert De Niro has plans to bring a 650,000-square-foot facility dedicated to film, television, and augmented and virtual reality to Astoria, Queens. Initial renderings from Bjarke Ingels Group reveal a “vertical village” over the former site of a Steinway & Sons Piano Storage Facility at 87 19th Avenue. The $400-million project will house offices, production support, stages, and lounges.

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Skyline Tower Becomes The Tallest Building in The Outer Boroughs, in Long Island City

The glass curtain wall is steadily climbing up the Skyline Tower’s superstructure in Long Island City. Located at 23-15 44th Drive, the residential skyscraper will soon stand 778 feet tall, making it the tallest building in New York outside of Manhattan. The 67-story project is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC. Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which are designed by Whitehall Interiors and will range in price from $500,000 to $4 million. The team has reportedly already sold more than $223 million in inventory since the soft launch in May. The development is also the first in Queens to break the $1 billion price mark.

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