Sept. 16, 2019 By Allie Griffin
Queens got a little taller last week.
The Skyline Tower officially became the tallest building in New York City outside Manhattan when its construction surpassed the height of Long Island City’s iconic Citigroup Building on Friday.
With construction now taking place on the 63rd floor, the Skyline Tower is higher than the Citigroup Building, which is 673 feet tall. Once complete, the 67-story tower will rise to 762 feet, making it the borough’s tallest building.
Located at 3 Court Sq, the residential tower will house 802 studio to four-bedroom apartments which range in size from 400 to 1,547 square feet. About a quarter of the units have been sold for a total of $223 million, ranging in price from $640,000 to $2.365 million each.
The tower was designed by Hill West Architects and offers panoramic views of New York City, including the Manhattan skyline. Its glass façade is made up of 358,538 square feet of translucent glass or about six football fields worth.
Residents will be able to start moving into the building in 2020.