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.
Extensive rezoning proposals from New York City’s Department of City Planning could spur a dramatic uptick in development along the shores of Gowanus, Brooklyn. Known among city agencies as the “Gowanus Neighborhood Plan,” the initiative is designed to facilitate the construction of residential and commercial properties, to encourage population increase, and to help create new job opportunities for local residents.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story apartment building at 2367 Pacific Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Located between Eastern Parkway and Sackman Street, the corner lot is one block west of the Atlantic Avenue subway station, serviced by the L train, as well as the East New York LIRR station. Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 872 Bronx Park South in West Farms, The Bronx. Located between Mohegan Avenue and Honeywell Avenue, the interior lot is six city blocks west of the East 180th Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Michael Pilla of DP Group General Contractors is listed as the owner behind the applications.
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.