Developers are planning to bring a massive tower to the Queens skyline — expected to be one of the tallest in the borough, according to reports.

United Construction and Development Group filed plans over the weekend for a 778,000-square-foot building that will be erected at 23-15 44th Drive in Long Island City, The Real Deal reported.

The 963-foot tall residential tower — called Court Square City View Tower — is expected to be made up of 774 apartments in 759,00-square-foot residential space, and also feature 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floors, according to a permit application.

The number of apartments will vary per floor, according to The Real Deal, as they each increase in size. 

There will be 32 units on the fifth floor and 24 units on the sixth floor, while there will be 11 units per floor from the eighth to 60th floor. Floors 76 through 78 will each only have three apartments.

According to New York YIMBY, the tower — which will be built on a site purchased from Citigroup for $143 million last year — is 330 feet taller than Citigroup’s 50-story One Court Square building.


Once completed Court Square City View Tower is expected to be one of the tallest buildings in Queens. It will also include 225 parking spots.

The plans filed on Saturday by Flushing developer Chris Xu are bigger dimensions than originally announced. Based on a description on the company’s website, the tower was initially said to be 78 stories high and have 660 luxury residential units and 100,000 square feet of commercial space.

The project — which will be handled by architect firm Goldstein, Hill & West Architects — is expected to break ground in 2017.

By: Angy Altamirano, Metro New York

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