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70-story skyscraper planned for Long Island City, set to be tallest in Queens

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Photo courtesy of Google Maps

Construction plans for a Long Island City tower that would become Queens’ tallest building were filed with the Department of Buildings on Wednesday.

The skyline-changing structure at 29-37 41st Ave. will have 70 floors in 772 feet, according to the filings, and will be located near the Queensboro Plaza subway station.

Real estate firm Property Markets Group is constructing the tower and bought the vacant land last year for about $46.3 million. The firm also bought the Long Island City clock tower building adjoining the site for $30 million.

There will be 830,000 square feet of space in the building, which will contain 930 apartments. The skyscraper will be a mixed-use structure and have nearly 15,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.

Amenities, including a pool and a health club, will be part of the building, according to the The Real Deal.

SLCE Architects, which is designing a 54-story skyscraper for Rockrose at 43-22 Queens St., is the architect on this project as well.


Developer unveils rendering of huge mixed-use Astoria building

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Rendering courtesy of MNS Real Estate 

Developers of a large mixed-use residential and commercial project in Astoria unveiled the first rendering of what the project will look like once it is completed.

The parking lot at 31-57 31st St., which was recently purchased for $17.35 million, will become a seven-story, 114-apartment building designed by SLCE Architects. The building is set to open in 2016.

The construction plans include nearly 23,000 square feet for retail and more than 130 parking spots, according to a published report.

The new development, which will be marketed by MNS Real Estate, will contain a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.


Renderings released for 50-story LIC development

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Renderings Courtesy of SLCE Architects

The sky’s the limit for real estate in Long Island City.

Rockrose Development Corporation has released renderings for its newest 50-story development coming to the western Queens neighborhood at 43-25 Hunter St.

Permits for the project were partially approved on June 27, according to records from the city’s Department of Buildings. As of yet, no start date has been released.

The 970,000-square-foot tower will be made up of 19,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and 974 apartments, of which 20 percent will be affordable units.

According to published reports, the development will also include a 14-story building adjacent to the 50-story tower.

Rendering of the 14-story building adjacent to the 50-story tower

There will be 18,000 square feet of interior amenity space and three large rooftop terraces. Amenities include a fitness center, basketball court, billiard room, rooftop solarium and great lawn, yoga studio, zen garden, screening room, library, children’s playroom, and a 38th floor rooftop terrace and lounge.

The building, designed by SLCE Architects, will be one of the tallest in Long Island City, according to published reports. Nearby in Astoria, 42-12 28th St. by developer Heatherwood Communities beats 43-25 Hunter St. with a total of 58 stories in height.



TF Cornerstone selected to develop Phase II of Hunters Point South

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Renderings courtesy of ODA

TF Cornerstone, a real estate developer that has built several residential buildings along the Long Island City waterfront, has been selected to build the second phase of the city’s Hunter’s Point South project.

TF Cornerstone is part of a team with Selfhelp Community Services that will develop a total of 1,193 new apartments in two high-rise buildings at the Long Island City site, the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) said Friday.

Of those units, which will be a mix of with studio, one- , two- ,and three-bedroom, 796 apartments will be affordable, with 100 reserved for low-income senior citizens, according to HPD.

“When TF Cornerstone broke ground on our LIC Waterfront project more than ten years ago, we envisioned the creation of a multi-faceted, family-friendly community with diverse retail options, top-of-the-line schools and expansive park space. [This] designation by HPD enables us to continue our pursuit of these goals in what is now an already-thriving LIC waterfront, while creating greatly needed affordable housing,” said K. Thomas Elghanayan, chairman and co-founder of TF Cornerstone.

The buildings will feature a fitness facility, rooftop gardens and decks, children’s playroom, an on-site senior recreational center and other amenities, said the HPD.

There are also preliminary plans for a pre-kindergarten, a medical facility, a rock climbing gym, and new restaurants at the site’s 20,000-gross-square-feet of commercial space. It also has 10,000-gross-square-feet of new community space that will be “programmed with local arts-based community groups.” Additionally, the site design incorporates numerous community green spaces, according to HPD.

Designed by ODA, the buildings will also have impressive features.

Their design “enhances the Queens skyline” with “stepped terraces that echo the Art Deco skyscrapers of Manhattan.”