731-foot Long Island City skyscraper may briefly be Queens’ tallest building

Posted On Fri, April 14, 2017 By

Posted On Fri, April 14, 2017 By In condos, Long Island City, New Developments

With another skyscraper proposal approved, Long Island City moves one step closer to looking like a Manhattan copycat. The latest sky-high tower to get its site cleared and zoning approved sits in Court Square at 43-30 24th Street. As covered by CityRealty, the permits show this building, developed by commercial real estate firm Stawski Partners, will hold 921 condos and rise 731 feet, almost 75 feet higher than the borough’s current tallest building at One Court Square. And if it finishes before the Court Square City View Tower next door, set to rise 66 stories and become Queen’s tallest, it will briefly hold that title.

44-30 24th Street, Long Island City, Court Square

Designed by architect firm Hill West, drawings of the building depict it set back from the 7 train above 25th Street, with a driveway positioned along 24th Street. Amenities include 209 on-site parking spaces, street-level retail, bike storage, communal terraces, a pool and a fitness center. The firm also has plans for designing an 800-unit condominium at 23-15 44th Drive, dubbed the Court Square City View Tower, which will have blue and clear green glass on its exterior and 360-degree views of Manhattan.

44-30 24th Street, Long Island City, Court Square
Photo courtesy of CityRealty

At the prospective site, CityRealty noticed that a single-story industrial building, which was home to a warehouse and office, had recently been demolished. Around that area alone, two new office buildings were developed, at Court Square Place and 2 Court Square. Plus, over a dozen residential buildings that are new, or undergoing construction, are nearby, including the Hayden, Linc LIC, the Decker and the Harrison. 43-30 24th Street, first proposed in 2016, is expected to be completed by 2018.

[Via CityRealty]

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Renderings courtesy of Hill West; Construction shot and Google Earth rendering courtesy of CityRealty

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