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Renderings of The JACX courtesy of Tishman Speyer Renderings of The JACX courtesy of Tishman Speyer
The real estate heavyweights at Tishman Speyer have debuted a website and renderings of “The JACX,” the next commercial phase of their enormous Gotham Center master plan in Long Island City. Just two weeks ago, we announced the fall leasing launch of Jackson Park, Gotham Center’s residential phase composed of three sparkling rental towers holding 1,800 units and 120,000 sf of indoor and outdoor amenities. Together with LIC's incredible transportation infrastructure, Tishman's mixed-use vision aims to create the ultimate work-play-live environment.
The-JACX-03 Rendering of Jackson Park (l) and The JACX (r) via Tishman Speyer
Gotham-center-93 Google Earth aerial showing location (CityRealty)
The-Jacx-04 Foundation being laid as of April 2017
Construction of The JACX is underway at 28-01 Jackson Avenue, directly across from Jackson Park and adjacent to Tishman’s already-finished office tower, Two Gotham Center. Drawn up by Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects (MdeAS), the 1.1 MSF project is composed of two identical 26-floor towers (One Jackson and Three Jackson) that are rather conventional in form aside from bands of ridged terra cotta spandrels.
The JACX is designed to bring the outside in,” the new website touts. The roof of the buildings’ connecting podium features a one-acre, landscaped “park” that Tishman says “will serve as a quad where tenants can socialize, relax, dine or work.” The quad will feature a cafe pavilion and central gathering space to promote community building. It will also have seasonal planting to ensure year-round greenery with more than 25,000 flowering bulbs and 100 trees. At street-level, there will be a “lushly-planted” plaza and atop the north building, there will be a roof deck.
28-01-Jackson-3 Podium Terrace
The-Jacx-4 Podium terrace
3-Jackson Three Jackson's roof deck
“The JACX reflects the changing nature of how we work today.” Gone are the dreary interiors of endless cubiclized layouts, acoustic ceilings, and drab, sun-less spaces. In, are open and airy environments with a variety of seating options, communal tables, and plenty of natural/industrial touches that help us worker bees maintain some connection to the outside world. Open, high-ceilinged floor plates will provide visibility from end to end in addition to sweeping views of the city. Locally-crafted steel elevator cabs and wood fin details also serve to pay homage to LIC’s industrial past.
Gotham-east-09556 (Tishman Speyer)
THE-JACX-05 (Tishman Speyer)
The JACX’s amenities aim to foster innovation through interaction and provide tenants with everything they need. There will 40,000 sf of curated retail space that includes upscale dining options, a gourmet market, and food hall. There is parking for 550 cars (ugh) and 175 bike spaces with showers.
The buildings are aiming for LEED Silver certification. Likely due to a combination of the forward-thinking design and LIC’s surging residential population, The JACX is more than 70 percent pre-leased to fashion and tech companies, and has netted a 550,000 sf lease from Macy’s and a 250,000 sf lease from WeWork Cos.
Tishman-Speyer-045 Retail Interior
The-Jacx-0 Lobby
The-Jacx-3454 Street level

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