Long Island City, Real Estate
Jul 31, 2014

This is What We’ll See in Place of 5 Pointz – New Renderings

We caught this post by real estate site 6sqft who sourced their info from NY Yimby, which includes new renderings for what will replace 5 Pointz—two towers at 41 and 47 (…)

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Image source: 6sqft

We caught this post by real estate site 6sqft who sourced their info from NY Yimby, which includes new renderings for what will replace 5 Pointz—two towers at 41 and 47 stories high. This rendering makes the towers look curiously like hotel towers; perhaps its the connecting structure between them that does it. New York-based HTO Architect designed them, which together will contain about 1,000 units. Here is how 6qft sums up the look of the new buildings:

The two towers that make up the project will feature a stone facade with a mix of loft-style and traditional frame windows, with glass corners that rise from the ground all the way up to the structure’s crown of penthouse apartments (and mechanical space). The base of one structure will be reserved for retail, and in the other tower will be the development’s amenities. And as a concession of sorts, G&M Realty’s David Wolkoff plans to set aside 20 artists’ studios and displays (about 12,000 square feet) to make up for the lost 5Pointz galleries and studios. About 20-percent of the 1,000 units will be affordable.

At least there won’t be any of those reprehensible “poor doors.”  There will also be off-street garage parking, which the Wolkoffs were required to build so they could get a “density bonus.” There will also be “art walls” and “green walls.” Nice to see that bike racks are part of the plan.

Here’s the way the development will take up the land (click to enlarge):

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Image source: 6sqft

I do take issue with this clueless statement by Yimby staff writer Stephen Smith:

They’ll bring thousands of residents to a transit-rich area that’s been underpopulated for far too long, and – along with the smaller infill buildings sprouting like weeds – will be a huge step towards making Court Square feel like a real neighborhood.

Sorry, but it IS a real neighborhood. People that have lived there for a long time consider it a neighborhood. This statement is pretty disrespectful on Yimby’s part.

New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge [6sqft]
New Look: 22-24 Jackson Avenue, 5Pointz Redevelopment [NY Yimby]

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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