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Old Posted Jan 2, 2007, 5:48 AM
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Smile NEW YORK | Silvercup West | 600 FT | 537 FT | 517 FT

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Wow, I never saw all those sharp renderings before. These buildings will be fantastic!
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Old Posted Jan 2, 2007, 6:26 AM
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Wow, I never saw all those sharp renderings before. These buildings will be fantastic!
Yeah, its looking better than ever. You can see from some of the renderings (though with no detail) the various residential projects going up on the riverfront in Queens.
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http://www.richardrogers.co.uk/rende...howParent=true

A look at the site...




The views of and accross the river will be great...

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Details Unveiled for Studio Project

Silvercup Studios in the Long Island City district of Queens, the largest independent television and film production complex in the Northeast, will add an additional 2.2 million sq. ft. of space in a new location on the East River, pending New York City Council approval and a public hearing expected around Labor Day.

The $1 billion Silvercup West development will be located on 6 acres of abandoned land directly south of the Queensborough Bridge. It will consist of a 500-ft.-high commercial tower and two residential towers measuring 526 ft. and 588 ft. in height that together will contain 1,000 units. A base structure would link the residential towers and house eight soundstages, a catering facility for up to 8,000 people, and 100,000 sq. ft. of cultural space.

The owners picked London-based Richard Rogers Partnership - which also designed the new Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion on Manhattan's West Side and a master plan for an East River park esplanade - as architect for the development.

At a breakfast event about the project in Manhattan sponsored by the Building Trades Employers' Association and New York Construction, Silvercup CEO Alan Suna said the design incorporates aesthetic choices to blend the towers into the area, including how exoskeleton cross-bracing on the façades echoes the steel beams on the bridge.

The design places the site's "ugly" features, such as docking bays and three levels of parking for 1,400 cars, on the inside of the complex. In addition, the city's Department of Transportation agreed to move existing de-icing facilities that stand south of the site away from the waterfront in order to allow public access to the river.

The design calls for a public promenade, lined with 70,000 sq. ft. of retail on all sides, as well as open space north of the bridge. In a nod to the property's industrial past, the team will restore the 19th-Century Architectural Terra Cotta Co. office building on the site and install a kiln spire statue on the promenade.

Silvercup has already tapped Tishman Construction of New York as construction manager. Preliminary site work is scheduled to begin in early 2008, with completion expected in 2012. Construction of the new facilities at Silvercup West is expected to generate 2,000 construction jobs and 4,000 permanent jobs in the neighborhood.

The new studios will be the company's third location. Originally founded in 1983 on the site of the Silvercup Bakery, the company has two facilities in Queens with 400,000 sq. ft. of studios on 18 soundstages, offering space to TV shows such as HBO's "The Sopranos".

Suna said Silvercup has offered the cultural space in the planned base structure to Queens-based arts institutions such as the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park.
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Cool! At first I wasn't too impressed with this development. But the more I see it, the more I like it.

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2012? Man it's ridiculous how long it takes things to get built in this city.
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2012? Man it's ridiculous how long it takes things to get built in this city.
Don't forget that the current site is occupied by a temporary power-plant that must still be decommisioned and demolished.
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Wow, this is a sweet project. What else is planned nearby in Long Island City?
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Wow, this is a sweet project. What else is planned nearby in Long Island City?
Not to get too off topic, but here's a sampling of the developments currently rising on the LIC waterfront...(Posted on curbed.com)




This view looking north shows the site of River East, look for the dredging on the shore, where two 30-story buildings are going to be built. Just north is the site of Silvercup West, the huge $1 billion development.




Queens West in Long Island City is one happening construction site, with two big cranes now working on two of the new luxury highrises going up. This photo was sent to us by a tipster who lives on an upper floor of the Citylights building and who has a bird's eye view of all the goings on. (And, hopefully, some really good soundproofing.) All together, the project, which Rockrose Development is calling East Coast Long Island City, is going to have 7 buildings with 3,000 units and 120,000 square feet of retail when it's finished, sometime around January 2010.
















http://www.eastcoastlic.com/

A cool view of the New Look Long Island City (aka Queens West) has hit the web in the form of the East Coast Long Island City website, which is what Rockrose Development is calling the high rise city going up on the East River in Queens. The site includes an intricate flash animation with Coldplay-sounding music that makes you wonder if Chris Martin will be pictured happily diving off one of those balconies with magnificent East Side views. Rentals in the new 32-story tower at 4720 Center Boulevard start at $1,615 a month for a studio and run up to $5,730 for a penthouse. The site also includes an "interactive timeline" for your inner builder of construction through 2010. Move the slider to see Queens West as each of six more buildings goes up. Hard to navigate, but fun pointing and clicking if you're stuck inside on a nice Friday afternoon.




This is the luxe rental building currently under construction that will be ready for residents next year. (They build them fast in Queens West.) This building will include a garage for 900 cars, but, until it opens, it will be dog-eat-dog parking in formerly deserted LIC.




This is the new 20-story condo with 279 apartments that will break ground this December. Occupancy is scheduled for 2008. When all's said and done, there will be 3,000 apartments and 120,000 square feet of retail on 22 acres.





The is the new Avalon building, which is going up at lightening speed.
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an impressive sampling to say the least, thanks NYGuy
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an impressive sampling to say the least, thanks NYGuy
Yer welcome. In a couple of years, the transformation of the east river skyline will be as stunning as what went on in Jersey City, probably to a greater extent. The Williamsburgh waterfront in Brooklyn is undergoing similar developments.
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I am loving those renederings. This is one of those projects I am really excited about. Shame I have to wait too long before anything starts.
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I am loving those renederings. This is one of those projects I am really excited about. Shame I have to wait too long before anything starts.
Yeah, but just think how fast last year went by. Next year we will have so much going on, I'm not sure we could take the excitement...
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thanks nyguy for the updates. oh and it is interesting that most of the big projects will be finished in 2012. NWTC,first phase of hudson yards,silvercup ect...
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thanks nyguy for the updates. oh and it is interesting that most of the big projects will be finished in 2012. NWTC,first phase of hudson yards,silvercup ect...
Would have been the year for the olympics, but they had to go and screw that up...
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Holy crap that is an amazing project. Always been a Rogers fan.
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Thanks NYguy! That area is changing amazingly fast, looks very different even from my last visit, a year and a half ago.
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Thanks NYguy! That area is changing
amazingly fast, looks very different even from my last visit, a year and a half ago.

A few more years, and you'll get this:



I just wish they would put a 1,000 footer on the Queens side of the riverfront (or close to it).
I'd settle for 800-900 ft, something to rival Trump World's dominance. (If only they
hadn't watered down the Con Ed site development)...
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Yer welcome. In a couple of years, the transformation of the east river skyline will be as stunning as what went on in Jersey City, probably to a greater extent. The Williamsburgh waterfront in Brooklyn is undergoing similar developments.
Yea I kno I'm so thrilled for all the new developments, New York City is always becoming more of a city, and its great to see the outer boroughs joining in. Now if we can get Staten Island and the Bronx to follow suit, wed rele be in business.
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