After a plan change, the future tallest building in Queens will be considered ‘supertall’

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The future tallest building in Queens will now be considered “supertall” after developers altered its plans.

The City View Tower, which developers are planning to erect near the Citigroup building, will now span 984 feet instead of the proposed 963 feet, YIMBY first reported. The bulkhead and mechanical equipment will extend that height to a total of 1,000 feet. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a building is considered “supertall” when it exceeds 984 feet.

As of June 2015, there were 91 fully completed and occupied supertall buildings in the world.

Flushing-based developer Chris Jiashu Xu in February filed plans for the 79-story tower located at 23-15 44th Dr. The 778,000-square-foot tower will contain 774 apartments with 19,721 square feet allotted for retail on the ground floor, plans show. There will also be 225 parking spaces.

The City View Tower will be the first supertall tower in Queens and will top the Citigroup tower, previously the tallest building in Queens at 658 feet. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects will be responsible for design.

The project is expected to break ground in 2017 and be completed by 2019.


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