Sunday, April 8, 2018

Dwarfing the Clock Tower

From Curbed:

A new rendering has surfaced for the massive residential tower taking shape at 29-37 41st Avenue, adjacent Long Island City’s historic Clock Tower, revealing what the Handel Architects-designed rental, dubbed Queens Plaza Park, is bringing to the landscape.

Once the building tops out at 63 stories, it’ll hold the title for the tallest residential building in Queens, though it could quickly be dethroned by a project taking shape at 23-15 44th Drive that could reach a whopping 78 stories.

9 comments:

JQ LLC said...

This is what citizens are going to look forward to when that thing is built. It's basically a behemoth laser emitting magnifying glass.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2786723/London-skyscraper-Walkie-Talkie-melted-cars-reflecting-sunlight-fitted-shading.html

These developers are mentally ill.

Anonymous said...

"These developers are mentally ill."

You do a disservice to the mentally ill when comparing them to developers who are just evil motherfuckers....

Anonymous said...

I kinda like it. It's uuuuuge!

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the sunlight be focused on when it bounces off this monstrosity.

Anonymous said...

It's some of you who might be mentally ill thinking that developers are not.
They're a greedy predatory bunch. If you think otherwise , you need a tune up.

Tommy Efreeti said...

ROFL, Mitch is gonna have a ball describing the Magnifying Lens against his favorite Lovecraftian Citibank cupola dweller. The plague of glass and shadows continues unabated. That clocktower always looked nice n' "Gotham"-y to me. Now it'll look like a toy lego setpiece.

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that there is a renewed interest in the area and there is a lot of construction going on but this new skyscraper is ridiculously out of place. I am making that assessment just from the renderings alone. It will be a fucking isore !!

Anonymous said...

>That clocktower always looked nice n' "Gotham"-y to me. Now it'll look like a toy lego setpiece.

Gotham is slowly turning into Metropolis.

Anonymous said...

Why dont you people just move to brooklyn or mainstream manhattan. Queens get the money. Ive been around these Lic skyscrapers and theyre huge and really futuristic. I love where this is going all we need now is flying cars.maybe a flying garbage truck to pick all you "back in the day nyc used to be"folks and throw you into the sewers. Nyc is changing deal with it. A whole fuss for "le magnificient cock tower" being towered over by newer better looking buildings. Go touch yourselves at "nyc nostalgic" youtube videos from the 70s and 80s.