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Durst-Organization Rendering of Hallers Point second set of buildings (Rendering Credit: Durst Organization)
After help killing one of the city’s most exciting waterfront projects in recent memory, The Durst Organization is moving forward on their comparatively ho-hum waterfront development called Hallets Point. Clinging onto the western edge of Astoria’s Hallets Point peninsula, the $1.5 billion, development will yield 2,400 apartments across seven buildings.
Construction topped out on September 7 on the plan’s first two towers — a motley pair of high-rises holding 224 rental apartments designed by Dattner Architects. Now, pile-drivers are in place to begin work on a second set of buildings directly west at 26-02 1st Street and 26-40 1st Street.
26-40-1st-Street-023 Pile-drivers mobilized at the site of 26-02 - 26-40 1st Street (CityRealty)
Hallets Point Construction progress as of mid-September (CityRealty)
Hallets-point-04 (CityRealty)
A rendering hung outside the cleared site shows two blocky towers enveloped in glass with neat rows of balconies at their corners. Building applications for these latest buildings were filed in late April and list Davis Brody Bond as the architect of record. The experienced firm were the co-designers behind the WTC Memorial, Related’s One Hudson Yards, and NYU’s monstrous new academic building. The tower designs shown in this rendering are adequate and forgettable and conform to the plan’s stipulations approved in 2013.
Filings show the northern tower at 26-02 1st Street will rise 26 floors and have 294 apartments, 2,443 SF of commercial space, and 163 enclosed parking spaces. The southern tower at 26-40 1st Street will stand 31 floors tall and hold 358 units and 6,959 SF of commercial space.
26-01-1st Street Hallets Points phase 1 at 26-01 1st Street topped out earlier this month
Hallets Point-0553 (CityRealty)
Though the peninsula is just a quarter of a mile from Gracie Mansion and the Upper East Side, the area’s lack of connectivity, industrial uses, and domination by the Astoria Houses has made it foreign territory to most New Yorkers. That appears to be changing with the launch of NYC Ferry making frequent calls to a newly-built pier. Perhaps the incoming commercial space, parks, and thousands of apartments from Hallets Point and Astoria Cove may one day make the area a full-fledged waterfront community.
Hallets-Point-04 The two new revealed towers sit directly along the waterfront in the center of this rendering (Rendering via Dattner Architects)
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