Rendering released for 70-story tower, Queens Plaza Park, in Long Island City

Rendering courtesy of Durst Organization via SkyscraperPage

Renderings were released last week of a 70-story tower set to stand behind the Clock Tower in Long Island City.

The site at 29-37 41st Ave. was previously purchased by developers Kevin Maloney and Kamran Hakim in 2015 but ultimately decided to sell it to the Durst Organization. The real estate company also purchased the 90-year-old Bank of Manhattan building, known as the Clock Tower, in front of the site and will restore it.

In a rendering first reported by CityRealty, the glassy tower features a concave shape. Spanning 751 feet, the project will include 958 rental units and nearly 300 units will be deemed affordable housing, according to the Durst Organization’s website.

More than 50,000 square feet of commercial and retail space will be included in addition to an outdoor pool, 20,000- square-foot gym, resident library, co-working areas, a children’s playroom and a demonstration kitchen.

Though developers are claiming it will be the tallest tower in Queens, the planned Court Square City View Tower may have it beat if construction is finished before Queens Plaza Park.

Flushing-based developer Chris Jiashu Xu filed plans for the mixed-use building at 23-15 44th Dr. in February 2016. Though the plans have been altered — the site was originally supposed to rise 79 stories but will instead rise 66 stories — it will measure 984 feet once completed.

Court Square City View Tower will include 800 condos, a fitness center, sauna, spa, yoga room, parking and storage space, according to the architecture firm’s website.



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