Friday, October 7, 2016

Another Towering Building is Planned for Long Island City

The skyscraper boom in Court Square continues. The glassy ghetto known as Long Island City is sprouting a small city worth of skyscrapers, ushering in thousands of new residents.

Stawski Partners is planning to build a 66-story, 703 foot tall apartment tower on 24th Street off 44th Road - the latest of several high-rise projects slated for the area.

The 840,000 square foot building at 43-30 24th Street will fill the entire block and include 921 rental apartments, an indoor swimming pool and other amenities for residents.

The new building will also have 17,500 square feet of street level retail space. In addition to the retail stores, the first floor will include a storage room for 223 bikes, a library, an office, and outdoor space.

A public parking garage will offer 209 spaces on the second floor, with offices, a gym, recreation rooms, a terrace, and a pool on the third and fourth floors. Additional parking and bicycle storage spaces will be created on the building’s lower level.

Although resident parking isn’t required for projects in Long Island City, the building has the benefit of being a mere block from the subway, which will be plenty attractive to prospective residents. The elevated #7 train runs along the west side of the property.

The property at 43-30 24th Street and adjacent lot at 23-10 43rd Avenue is currently home to a low rise warehouse and office building, previously used by retailer Bergdorf Goodman.

Stawski Partners owns half a dozen office buildings in Manhattan, including 360 Madison Avenue and the Broad Financial Center at 33 Whitehall Street. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is designing the building and is the architect of record.

The new tower is one of several very tall buildings in the works near Court Square and Queens Plaza.

Another developer, United Construction and Development Group, is planning a 78-story, 964-foot tower at 23-15 44th Drive, just a block away. Once completed, it would be the tallest building in Queens, surpassing the 49-story Citigroup building which currently holds that title.

A short distance away in Queens Plaza, Property Markets Group plans to build a tower standing more than 70 stories high and with more than 900 apartments.

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