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Durst tops out LIC rental tower

The Durst Organization has topped out is new Long Island City rental, Sven.

Standing 755 ft. tall and located at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, it is the second tallest building in Queens

The 67-story tower, also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue, was designed by Handel Architects. Selldorf Architects is in charge of interior design. Hunter Roberts Construction is the construction manager and with Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering handling the mechanics.

The tower’s massing features a concave south facade that accommodates the historic Long Island City Clock Tower located adjacent to the site. A glass curtain wall clads the tower, with electrochromic glazing on the south facade to mitigate solar heat gain and glare through adaptive tinting.

When completed, the tower will offer over 950 residential units, roughly 287 of which are dedicated to affordable housing. Residents will have access to a collection of amenities that includes an outdoor pool, fitness center, resident’s library, co-working space, children’s playroom, and a demonstration kitchen.

The landmarked Clock Tower is being renovated and restored, and will include 50,000 s/f of commercial and retail space.

At 778 ft. tall, Skyline Tower, located at 23-15 44th Drive and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC, is the tallest skyscraper in the outer boroughs.

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