Exterior work has reached the final stages on Long Island City‘s Skyline Tower, the tallest building in Queens and the outer boroughs and number 16 on our annual construction countdown. Located at 23-15 44th Drive, the 68-story, 778-foot-tall residential skyscraper is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC, and is expected to cost $1 billion. Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which are designed by Whitehall Interiors.
The affordable housing lottery is now open for HDFC Co-Ops, two recently renovated cooperative developments at 518 West 161st Street and 544 West 163rd Street in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The six-story structure with 24 units at 518 West 161st Street is designed by RKTB Architects and developed by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. 544 West 163rd Street is a five-story building with 20 units, developed by Restoring Communities Housing Development Fund. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 18 units for residents at 110 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $67,693 to $155,100.
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.
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.