REVEALED: Long Island City’s One Queens Plaza by Raymond Chan Architect

Posted On Thu, February 19, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, February 19, 2015 By In Architecture, condos, Long Island City, New Developments

Here’s your first look at an upcoming 18-story, 110-unit residential building called One Queens Plaza in Long Island City. Situated at 42-10 27th Street, the tower is being developed by the ever-growing-in-ambition New York Lions Group, also the developer of the two nearby Court Square towers that we revealed earlier today.

Late last month, The Real Deal broke news of the development’s initial construction permit filing, which calls for a 90,000-square-foot tower that will include 8,645 square feet of commercial space, as well as a 55-car parking garage. It will be just a single stop from Midtown along the N and R lines–meaning residents can be whisked from their doorsteps to Bloomingdales in roughly five minutes.

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Raymond Chan Architect, a Queens-based talent, has been quite prolific in the borough, elevating Queens’ basement-level design bar with, as their website puts it, “a crisp and spatially clean contemporary style.” The sleek facade of glass and metal panels is adorned with several lines of balconies that will (at least for now) provide commanding views of the Manhattan skyline. Unfortunately, the building addresses little of LIC’s interesting industrial and transportation context, and its anonymous design would work in any city, from Miami to Toronto, just the same.

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The current site

Nevertheless, the building will improve a site once home to a string of low-rise retail buildings. Surrounding the project, a multitude of developments are underway including Meadow Partners42-15 Crescent Street, a conversion and addition directly east of the site; Rabsky Group’s 42-20 27th Street, a 15-story residential tower designed by ODA Architects; and Heatherwood‘s 28 on 28th skyscraper directly across 28th street.

Stay informed about One Queens Plaza.

[Related: REVEALED: Lions Group Developing Complementary Skyscrapers in Long Island City]

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