Hill West-designed Skyline Towers LIC project tops out; Developed by Risland, FSA and United Construction

November 05, 2019 - Owners Developers & Managers
Skyline Tower, Long Island City - Queens, NY

Queens, NY Skyline Tower has topped out at 778 ft. The luxury condo in Long Island City has views of Manhattan’s buildings, like One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building.

 Designed by Hill West Architects, the building’s 358,538 s/f translucent glass curtain wall stands out architecturally and puts Long Island City on the map as a burgeoning neighborhood in NYC.

The team celebrated the building’s topping out ceremony on Skyline Tower’s 60th floor, where the team placed items in a time capsule to showcase what life was like in Long Island City in 2019. Items included things like Polaroid pictures of the project team, Modern Spaces market reports, renderings of Skyline Tower, etc. The time capsule will be reopened in 50 years.

In September, Skyline Tower surpassed the height of neighboring Citigroup Building, which formerly reigned as the tallest building in the borough, at 673 ft.  The tower also surpassed the height of Tower 28, which at 637 ft., was previously the tallest residential tower in NYC outside of Manhattan. 

Leading Queens-based brokerage Modern Spaces is exclusively handling marketing and sales for Skyline Tower; the firm has already sold $223 million worth of inventory since the project’s soft launch in May, equating to 25% of its 802 units. 

The Hill West Architects-designed tower initially saw an influx in interest during the Amazon HQ2 debacle for its proximity to the proposed headquarters. It also broke record for the highest projected sellout at $1.067 billion.

Developed as a joint venture by Risland Holdings LLC, FSA Capital and United Construction & Development Group, Skyline Tower’s studio-to-four-bedroom homes range in size from 400 to 1,547 s/f, with move-ins slated to begin in 2020. Whitehall Interiors isdesigning interiors for the building.

Skyline Tower has committed $17 million for a new entrance to the Court Sq. station, which serves the E, M, G, and 7 lines, at the base of the building.

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