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Tallest skyscraper in Queens tops out at 778 feet

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The building, Skyline Tower, will have 802 residential units

A glass tower rises above Queens, with the Manhattan skyline behind it. Renderings by Binyan Studios

Five months after launching sales, the tallest building outside of Manhattan, Skyline Tower, has topped out, rising 778 feet over Long Island City.

The 67-story building, designed by Hill West Architects, will have 802 studio- to four-bedroom residential units ranging from around $500,000 to $4 million and 400 to 1,547 square feet.

The units, with interiors designed by Whitehall Interiors, will have floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Manhattan skyline. Some of the amenities offered to residents include a lap pool, a gym, a lounge, and a common terrace.

Aside from its residential units, the tower will have 26,841 square feet of retail space on its ground floor. The developers have also allocated $17 million to build a new entrance to the Court Square station at the building’s base.

A building’s ground floor exterior with a train station and a cafe on the left side corner, and two trees on the right side.
The building’s ground floor will have retail space and an entrance to the train station at Court Square.

Located at Three Court Square, right in front of Citigroup building (One Court Square)—which Amazon once intended to lease for part of its HQ2—25 percent of the tower’s units have been sold. The developers say there was in influx in sales during the HQ2 debacle, because of the building’s proximity to the now-aborted headquarters.

“For years, the Citibank tower has been the tallest building in Queens and I’m happy to say that today, One Court Square has a big sister, Skyline Tower,” said Eric Benaim, CEO of Modern Spaces—the firm handling sales for the development—during the tower’s topping out celebration.

The building—developed by Risland Holdings LLC, FSA Capital, and United Construction & Development Group—broke a record for having the highest projected sellout in Queens at $1.067 billion.

Move-ins are expected to begin in 2020, a spokesperson for the developer said.

An apartment’s living room with a breakfast bar on the left side, a couch and a chair on the right side, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
One of the apartments’s interiors.