Skyline Tower, to the left of the Citigroup Building. Binyan Studio
Queens will soon be officially taller than Brooklyn.
Skyline Tower, a 67-story new development in Long Island City became the tallest building in its borough last week, surpassing the Citigroup Building, which stands at 673 feet.
Once it reaches its full 762 feet, likely to happen next month, Skyline will be higher in the sky than any other building outside Manhattan, snatching the title from Extell Development’s 720-foot Brooklyn Point in Downtown Brooklyn. The tower has also outranked Heatherwood Communities’ Tower 28, which at 637 feet was previously the tallest residential building in Queens.
Ground floors.Binyan Studio
Skyline Tower is being built through a partnership between Risland, United Construction & Development Group, and FSA Capital.
“Long Island City has grown tremendously in recent years, and with its striking design, we are confident Skyline Tower will elevate the surrounding streetscape,” said William Xu, vice president of United Construction & Development Group. “The building will contribute to the neighborhood’s vitality with 26,841 square feet of ground-floor retail space as well as a new multi-million-dollar Court Square subway stop at the building’s base.”
Marketing and sales for Skyline Tower is being managed by Queens-based brokerage Modern Spaces. The firm has sold $223 million worth of inventory since the project’s soft launch in May, equally roughly 25% of its 802 condos, after seeing a surge in interest during the Amazon HQ2 debacle for its proximity to the proposed headquarters. Units sold range in price from $640,000 to $2.365 million.
View from balconies.Binyan Studio