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Towers taking shape on former graffiti hotspot 5Pointz in LIC; image courtesy of Tectonic via New York YIMBY

Revamped Tower Will Still Be Tallest in LIC

Court Square City View Tower at 23-15 44th Drive in Long Island City (LIC) (ELEVATOR WORLD, April 2016) has been redesigned and shortened from 79 to 66 stories, but it will still be the tallest structure in LIC, CityRealty reported. Being developed by Chris Jiashu Xu and designed by the newly renamed Hill West (formerly Goldstein Hill & West), the building is set to contain 800 condominiums boasting 360˚ views of Manhattan. The latest design shows a sleeker profile than the previous plan, and includes a blue and green glass façade, a third-floor swimming pool and “extravagant” amenities. Adjacent to mid-rise office building Two Court Square, the building will boast direct access to the Court Square Subway station with groundbreaking previously anticipated sometime this year.

“Champagne-Flute” Condo Building Rising Quickly in Tribeca

111 Murray Street, a 58-story, 800-ft.-tall condominium tower in Tribeca, had risen past 30 stories in January, New York YIMBY reported. Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) and Hill West Architects, the structure is one of at least two skyscrapers resembling champagne flutes taking shape in Manhattan. The other is the 65-story, 777-ft.-tall 45 East 22nd Street, also designed by KPF, in the Flatiron District (EW, July 2014, August 2015 and July 2016). Fisher Brothers, Witkoff and New Valley are the developers of the Murray Street project, set to contain approximately 160 residential units within close proximity to the World Trade Center.

Towers on 5Pointz Site Shaping “Up” in LIC

A pair of 48- and 41-story mixed-use towers on the site of former graffiti hotspot 5Pointz in Long Island City (LIC) (EW, October 2014) had reached the 15th floor and foundation level, respectively, in February, New York YIMBY reported. Located in the Court Square area at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, the towers will house 1,115 rental apartments, 39,765 sq. ft. of retail and a parking garage. The taller, north tower will stand 498 ft. and the south tower 440 ft. G&M Realty is the developer and HTO Architects is the designer of the project, slated for completion in 2018.

43-Story Mixed-Use Tower Rising in LIC

Construction on a 43-story mixed-use tower at 29-26 Northern Boulevard in LIC had reached the 16th floor in January, New York YIMBY reported. Being developed by Simon Baron Development and Stephen B. Jacobs Group, the structure will stand 481 ft., encompass approximately 500,300 sq. ft. and contain approximately 465 residential units. There will be retail on the cellar through second floors. Completion is anticipated in 2018.

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