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Behold, new looks at Queens’s soon-to-be tallest tower

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A new glassy tower will rise high above Long Island City

A building with a glass facade. Renderings by Hill West Architects

Say hello to the new tallest building in Queens. 6sqft uncovered renderings of Court Square City View Tower, the 66-story residential building that’s due to rise in Long Island City. Plans for the skyscraper were filed with the Department of Buildings back in February, but these renderings represent the first real (sort of) look at the tower.

Designed by Hill West Architects—known until very recently as Goldstein, Hill & West—the glass-covered tower will have 802 apartments, which will come with “unparalleled” skyline views, according to the architect’s project page. There’ll be a huge double-height amenity space with perks like a pool, a communal terrace, a fitness center, and a yoga room; some of the apartments themselves will also have balconies.

Plans originally called for the building to be 964 feet tall, but last fall, it was reported that the skyscraper would rise to 984 feet—becoming Queens’s first supertall. (We’re waiting for confirmation on that fact.) It’ll also have an entrance to the Court Square subway station at its base.

The building is being developed by Flushing-based developer Chris Jiashu Xu (under the name CityView Tower LLC), and according to 6sqft, work is already underway.