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Long Island City condo inspired by Argentinian architecture launches

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The eight-story building has a total 85 apartments with prices starting from $560,000

A building with a glass facade and terraced rooms. CRAFT

A new Long Island City condo inspired by the architecture of Buenos Aires has just launched sales from $560,000. Corte, located at 21-30 44th Drive, in the Court Square section of Long Island City, is a bit of a departure from most of the new buildings in the neighborhood in that it only stands eight stories tall, and has a focus on outdoor space.

Partly developed by South American real estate company Planet Partners, and co-designed by Argentinian firm Dieguez Fridman Arquitectos & Asociados, the building was inspired by Buenos Aires’ low-rise architecture, according to the development team. The asymmetrical design and stacking allows for a lot of the apartments to have private, outdoor space.

The building features a total of 85 apartments with the priciest homes here expected to ask $3 million. The units here come in studio through three-bedroom variants. The apartments have tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, in-unit washers and dryers, and a Miele appliance package in the kitchen along with a marble kitchen island.

Residents in the building will also have access to a host of amenities including a fitness center, a residents lounge, a shared roof deck with landscaped gardens and private cabanas, a children’s playroom, a pet wash, and parking, among other features. In addition to the amenities, the building will also have 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail.

Planet Partners is co-developing the project along with CBSK Ironstate, and the Argentinian design firm is collaborating with Beyer Blinder Belle on the design. The Court Square Blog reported in March this year that the project was getting off the ground. Construction is expected to wrap sometime next year. Sales and marketing is being handled by Modern Spaces.