Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Developer looking to flip LIC Clock Tower site

From Curbed:

What was once supposed to be the site of the tallest tower outside of Manhattan will be no more, at least for now. Developers Property Markets Group and the Hakim Organization want to sell their 1 million square foot parcel of land behind the clocktower building in Long Island City, The Real Deal reports. Plans here called for a 77-story building standing 914-feet tall and with 800 apartments, making it the tallest building outside of Manhattan when it was announced. That record has since gone to the JDS’ in-development supertall in Downtown Brooklyn. In Queens, a planned 964-foot tower would also have overtaken PMG and Hakim’s building, but that project still seems to be in the planning stages.


Anonymous said...

Get over it, western Queens is Manhattan's eastern overflow.
Rise above it. High rise will be obliterating ALL the old bucholic views of LIC!
This is the twenty first century and REBNY elects ALL of your representatives. LOL! And you voters thought that you did.
One of REBNY's chief butt f-----s in western Queens is councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.
Traveling further east it is Paul Vallone.
Hmmmmm...the real estate boys seem to have Queens covered well.
Only YOU VOTERS. Can fire these crooked greedy slobs and, MAYBE, break their hold on you!

Anonymous said...

Like to know who paid off those boys to landmark that nondescript Clock Tower while other things like Niers and St James get disrespected.

Meanwhile the preservation community is celebrating that joke of the Landmarks 50th Anniversary. What a missed opportunity to make a statement.