Two Residential Skyscrapers Proposed for New York City’s Hunters Point South


New York City, United States 12 March 2019

Permits have been filed for two major new towers in Hunters Point South. The two proposed, glass residential buildings are being designed by Handel Architects and will sit at the intersection of 57th Avenue and 2nd Street in Long Island City, by the Hunters Point South ferry terminal. Both towers are being developed by Gotham and Riseboro Community Partnership.

The smaller tower, at 57-28 2nd Street will yield about 335,000 square feet (31,122 square meters) of space with 452 units spread over 33 stories, rising 360 feet (110 meters) tall. About 6,000 square feet (557 square meters) will go towards communal facilities. The mixed-use building will be made out of a reinforced concrete structure and rise up from the 28,700-square foot (26,663-square meter) lot.

The property at 1-15 57th Avenue will come with nearly 700,000 square feet (65,032 square meters) of newly built space, climbing 57 stories, and reaching 612 feet (186 meters) into the sky. Within, there will be 692 dwellings. The mixed-use skyscraper will have about 643,400 square feet (59,774 square meters) dedicated towards residential units, nearly 9,000 square feet (836 square meters) of commercial space, and around 19,400 square feet (1,802 square meters) for communal facilities. This would be the tallest skyscraper on the Queens waterfront.

No official completion date has been announced yet for the towers, but the impact on the skyline will definitely be substantial when finished.

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