We knew that Tishman Speyer's new Long Island City project would be huge, and now we know exactly how huge: huger than than expected. The Department of Buildings trollers at New York YIMBY spotted new building applications for the development, which will consist of three towers and a total of 1,789 apartments. To put those numbers in perspective, TF Cornerstone's six-building East Coast complex in the neighborhood has 2,100 units. Initial reports said that Tishman planned to build in three phases, starting with a 42-story tower, but permits have been filed for all three.
The towers will consume, among other things, a block-long warehouse that dates to the early 1900s and the centuries-old cemetery of the Van Alst family. Hope Tishman Speyer likes ghosts.
Goldstein, Hill, and West is the architect of record for all three, and all have retail on the first floor. Here's the breakdown of the towers, according to the DOB filings:
28-34 Jackson Avenue (aka 42-33 Orchard Street)
Height: 590 feet
Square footage: 501,049, with 5,846 square feet for commercial
Other details: A cellar level with a laundry room, 349 bike parking spaces, and 120 vehicle parking spaces, which appear to be valet, as there is a "valet parking office" on the first floor. Amenities include an outdoor deck, lap pool, spa, fitness center, a basketball court, and a rooftop terrace
28-10 Jackson Avenue (on the same lot as the above building)
Height: 504 feet
Square footage: 521,390, with 3,333 square feet for commercial
Other details: Seems like this building shares the amenity space with the above building.
30-02 Queens Boulevard
Height: 374 feet
Square footage: 371,723, with 6,435 square feet for commercial
Other details: A cellar level with a laundry room and 236 bike parking spaces. Amenities include a children's playroom and a rooftop terrace.
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· Permits Filed: 1,789-Unit, Three-Tower Tishman Speyer Project in Long Island City [NYY]