Court Square's CitiGroup Tower will soon have company

Written By Shwetha Ravishankar | May 22, 2013
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Court Square most popularly known for the CitiGroup building that towers over its rather lonely skyline, will soon have company. The newest residential building in Queens' by Rockrose Development Corp. is all set to become the tallest residential building in the area. The 50-storey, 500-foot tall building will rise in place of existing seven low-rise warehouses in the area. 

Located at 43-25, Hunter Street, Queens' new residential building is not only set to be the tallest, but the largest too, with 975-units. Described as "Citigroup's girlfriend" by Justin Elghanayan, one of the co-owners of Rockrose Development Corp, he humoured about architecturely softening the look of currently lonely skyline of Long Island City with this new residential building; comapring it to that of a couple where one person softens the other!

With a design team of SLCE Architects, SPaN Architecture, and Mathews Neilsen Landscape Architects, this new residential building will follow-in on the 80/20 affordable housing split. The building will draw the attention of New Yorker's with its sprawling 30,000-square-feet of amenities that include multiple roof decks, a library, yoga room, and a full basketball court too.

Costing roughly about $400 million, the construction of this 907,000-square-foot building will begin later this year, with its grand opening scheduled for 2016.


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