Long Island City Rises: Tracking 2016 Skyline Progress And Looking Ahead
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Long Island City Rises: Tracking 2016 Skyline Progress And Looking Ahead

Last September, we gave our readers a definitive introduction to the city’s latest urban core, which was then just beginning its skyward ascent. Over the past year, we released dozens of updates regarding the myriad of projects coming to Long Island City, particularly those rising along the streets of the Court Square district. Today YIMBY revisits the growing community and looks at the progress that has been made over the past year. We also look at the 11,000+ residential units, over a million square feet of office space, and around 1,800 hotel rooms that are under construction or proposed for the neighborhood.

Long Island City, united under the 11101 zip code, sits at the westernmost point of Queens, across the river from Midtown Manhattan. Similar in size to Lower Manhattan, Long Island City is also effectively a peninsula, confined not only by water to the west and south, but also by the two-mile-long Sunnyside Railyard to the southwest.

23-10 Queens Plaza South – 44 floors – residential [391 units], office – Property Markets Group [developer] – SLCE [architect] – topped-out: December 2015. 23-10 Queens Plaza South currently stands as the borough’s fourth-tallest building, and dominates its surroundings thanks to its position at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge, somewhat west of the main skyscraper cluster. The rectangular glass slab is joined to a renovated loft building that would be used for offices and parking. The tower’s prominent position allows for some of the most dramatic Manhattan views of any of its Court Square peers.

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