This story was originally published in Multifamily Executive.
Long Island City, a redeveloped industrial area in Queens, offers sweeping views of Manhattan with a unique skyline of its own. Three new residential developments are raising the skyline there to new heights, offering luxury rental units and resort-style amenities.
Court Square City View Tower
At 66 stories, Court Square City View Tower will be the tallest building in Long Island City. Designed by Hill West Architects, the all-glass building will offer 800 condominium units along with 360-degree views of Manhattan and the surrounding skylines. Court Square City View Tower’s double-height, skylit amenity space includes a fitness center, sauna, spa, yoga room, and mezzanine lounge overlooking the third-level pool. Metal fins at the base of the tower conceal parking spaces, while re-entrant corners create space for balconies.
Currently the second-tallest tower in Long Island City, Tower 28 was developed by Heatherwood Communities and designed by Goldstein, Hill & West. The 57-story residential rental includes two segments connected by a second-floor breezeway. The 28th Street tower houses all 451 residential units, while the adjacent, 28th Street amenity center includes a pool, fitness center, spa, sauna, and yoga studio. A shared roof deck opens to the pool, and a top-floor observation deck offers expansive views.
Jackson Park is a trio of luxury glass towers with a combined 1,871 rental units ranging from studios to four-bedrooms and 120,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor, resort-style amenities. Designed by Clodagh Design, HMWhite Landscape Architects, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, and Hill West Architects, Jackson Park towers stand at 42, 44, and 53 stories, respectively. Each tower connects below-grade to the Club at Jackson Park, a five-story, stand-alone amenity clubhouse. Developer Tishman Speyer has partnered with Amazon to offer a complementary Amazon Echo Show smart speaker to the first Jackson Park residents.
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