May 3, 2016 Staff Report
The Long Island City building that will become the tallest in Queens appears to be growing.
United Construction and Development Group have tacked on an additional 20 feet of height to the CityView Tower, a nearly 80-story building planned at 23-15 44th Drive.
Original Department of Buildings filings set the tower’s height at 964 feet, as the LIC Post reported in February. A new application filed with the Federal Aviation Administration in April indicates that the building is now slated to stand 984 feet tall.
As YIMBY first noted, this additional height just qualifies the building as “supertall,” according to Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat parameters. Supertall buildings are 984-feet-tall and above; others in New York City include the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center.
According to United Construction’s project page, the CityView Tower will contain 660 luxury residential units and 100,000 square feet of commercial space.
The project is slated to break ground next year.