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If they're digging, construction is starting. Site cleanup wrapped last summer. How's it going with the foundations on the 6th EC building? They were pretty dug out the last time I was over there. This whole area is going to be a wrap in the next few years. Unbelievable to see an entire neighborhood spring up before our very eyes.
Carlos, no pressure, but what's up with the 6th tower? They were pretty far along with the foundations the last time I was over there, and that was a while ago. Also, if you have more time than me, care to check progress on Rockrose's 40 story tower over on Crescent across the street from Citi? It's almost assuredly above ground as well.
Venturing northward from the Vernon Boulevard subway station in Queens toward the Hunters Point waterfront takes the walker through a dramatic range of urban textures.
One minute you're on what looks like a small-town main street, with shops and restaurants. The next, you're in a sleepy district of low-rise residential buildings and squalid factories. Then, suddenly, the East River approaches, and you're surrounded by strapping, aquatic-hued high-rise towers with glassy exteriors and hundreds of balconies. Suddenly, it's Miami Beach.
The $1 billion-plus East Coast project, a massive, 7-building residential complex that has been two decades in the making, is just past half-done. TF Cornerstone, a development firm run by the Elghanayan brothers, K. Thomas and Frederick, has built two rental towers, a condo building called the View, and a load of infrastructure including eight acres of park space and a public waterfront promenade.