Hill West’s 67-storey tower in Long Island City will be Queens’ tallest​​

Jul 11, 2018 / News

A 67-storey condo tower designed by our friends at Hill West Architects to be built at Court Square in Long Island City was shrunk, again, this time from 984′ to 778′. Developer Chris Xu, who has secured a $502M loan for the project, proposed a 964′ tower at 23-13 44th Dr in 2016; the tower was then increased to 984′ (making it a small supertall), and now will move forward with its current height—but even at ~780′, it will, upon completion, be the tallest building in Queens, which is really less trivia than it is a sign of a serious effort on the part of developers to transform the neighborhood, a 15 minute train ride from Times Square, into an important urban hub in its own right. “Court Square City View Tower”, as it is currently called, will be characterized by an enormous glass curtain wall, and will comprise 802 condos; 15,K+ SqFt of commercial space, 760,K+ SqFt of residential space. Amenities will include a fitness center and multiple lounges.