First rendering unveiled for Durst’s Long Island City tower, projected to be the tallest in Queens

March 27, 2018

Rendering courtesy of Durst Organization via SkyscraperPage

After picking up the Long Island City property for $173.5 million in 2016, the Durst Organization released this week the first rendering of its massive mixed-use building planned for 29-37 41st Avenue. Dubbed Queens Plaza Park, the 978,000-square-foot tower will hold 958 rental residences, as well as retail and office space. The rendering reveals a concave-shaped building which will wrap around the 90-year old landmarked Clock Tower, which is being saved and restored, as CityRealty reported.

Via CityRealty

Google Earth model of the 751-foot-tall tower at 29-55 Northern Boulevard via City Realty

Designed by Handel Architects, Queens Plaza Park is projected to be the tallest tower in the borough, depending on whether the project finishes before the Court Square City View Tower, which is currently undergoing construction. Both towers will take the tallest tower title away from the Citigroup Building, which measures 673 feet.

The development includes the adaptive reuse of the Clock Tower building, a landmark built in 1927 as the Bank of Manhattan.

According to the developer’s project page, the tower will offer 300 affordable units and over 50,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. Other amenities include a half-acre public park in front of the building, co-working areas, an outdoor pool and a resident library.

A bit further north, the Durst Organization’s other Queens development at Hallets Point is getting ready to open. The seven-building, 2.4 million square foot space will contain 2,400 rentals throughout, with at least 483 of them affordable. Retail space and a sprawling public park on the waterfront is also planned. Find out if you qualify for affordable units at 10 Hallets Point, the development’s first rental, here.

[Via CityRealty; SkycraperPage]


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