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Skyline-Tower-0043 Skyline Tower rendering via Hill West Architects; Construction as of early November 2018 (CityRealty)
As the country turns their attention to Long Island City, a rumored finalist in Amazon's HQ2 search, we turn our eyes to the skies to check in on the bevy of developments taking shape in the Queens neighborhood. The tallest of them all will be Skyline Tower, an 802-unit condo venture rising at 23-15 44th Drive in transit-rich Court Square. A recent visit to the project site shows the concrete superstructure is now three floors out of the ground, just about to surpass the height of the elevated 7-train next door.
Ushered forward by Chris Xu of United Construction & Development, the building will ultimately stand 67 floors, 778 feet high - roughly the same height of Time Warner Center (One Columbus Circle) or 111 Murray in Tribeca. Additionally, Skyline Tower will not only surpass the 658-foot-tall One Court Square, which has been Queens' tallest since 1990, but will also be the highest residential building in New York City outside of Manhattan.
Skyline-Tower-03 Skyline Tower is now about 3 floors up and will be the first tower in Queens to surpass the 30-year-old One Court Square
Skyline-Tower-04 From the 7 train's Court Square elevated platform
23-15-44th Drive From 44th Drive
The restrained yet dignified design was conceived by Hill West, the architects behind Queens' reigning tallest residential building, Tower 28. Its subtly projecting faces will allow discreet places for balconies. Hill West notes the glass will come in two shades: a neutral blue on the broader faces of the building and a clear green on the edges. "The result is a building that appears to expose its special interiors beyond its glassy exterior," says the firm.
Last month, the team received the green light to begin sales from the Attorney General's Office. The total projected sellout in the approved offering plan is a whopping $1.008 billion, the largest ever in Queens. This follows the closing of a $502 million construction loan in July that was the largest loan ever for a private project in Queens. Besides the 802 residential condos, there will be ground-floor retail, a public subway entrance, and a parking garage.
Skyline-Tower-033 Podium treatment (Hill West Archiects)
According to Modern Spaces, which will be handling sales and marketing of the units, residences will be priced from an attainable $600K for a third-floor studio and go up to $3.04 million for a two-bedroom on the top floor. Last month, Eric Benaim, CEO of Modern Spaces, told Bloomberg, "The larger penthouses on the upper stories haven’t been priced yet, so the sellout estimate will rise after they are." Common amenities will include a fitness center, sauna, spa, yoga room, laundry room, pool, children's playroom, and several lounge areas. Construction is set to finish by 2022.
Directly across 44th Road from Skyline Tower, Stawski Partners is planning to build a 66-floor tower at 43-30 24th Street. The slab-like tower will have 923 apartments, retail, and a 209-vehicle parking garage. Newly posted at the site are several crude renderings and signs showing Jace Montero as the general contractor. No records of the company exist nor its false address at 665 East 106th Street. It's likely the signage is for a film shoot.
 
 
 
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