The many buildings of Hunters Point South are moving forward in their construction, and Field Condition has the pictures to prove it. The photography-centric blog snapped some shots of two of the complex's rising affordable towers and report that the first floor of curtain wall has been installed on the east and north facades of one of the towers. The progress comes following a six-month-long scuffle between the site's developer and a Florida contractor who was to provide $13 million of windows for the towers.
When complete, the two towers at 1-50 50th Street and 1-55 Borden Avenue will bring 925 affordably-priced apartments to the southern portion of Long Island City. The first phase of the Bloomberg-era megaproject is being developed by Related and is designed by SHoP. When complete, the multi-phase complex will be comprised of over 5,000 affordable apartments, making it the largest affordable housing complex to be built in the city since the 1970's. The $332 million first phase is expected to wrap up in 2015.
· Hunters Point South / April 9, 2014 [Field Condition]
· Hunters Point South [NYCEDC]
· All Hunters Point South coverage [Curbed]