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Demolition Process at 25-01 Queens Plaza North Wraps Up

According to an article by New York YIMBY, the demolition process at 25-01 Queens Plaza North is coming to a close. Located in Long Island City, Queens, the 26-story residential development will yield 417 units with 124 units designated for affordable housing, and 7,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Grubb Properties is the developer of the structure and Consigli Construction its general contractor. The King Contracting Group is installing all the brick and CMU for the property. The demolition site is located between Crescent and 27th Streets, directly adjacent to the elevated Queensboro Plaza station, serving the 7, N, and W trains.

Recent photos have shown the previous occupant’s two-story building fully demolished and excavators clearing debris. These excavations will be in full swing by the end of autumn, which will pave the way for the foundation process. From demolition to completion, the whole project will approximately take 42 months.

The rendering for the development shows the massing composed of a full-block multi-story podium rising into a broad tower. The façade is composed of dark brick that covers all four sides of the podium and the wide elevations of the tower. The narrow ends of the upper levels are fully encased in glass, with a column of stacked balconies. These western-facing balconies will provide occupants with prime views of the East River and Manhattan skyline.

In exchange for a 20 percent floor area bonus, Grub Properties will bring beneficial adjustments to the Queensboro Plaza Station, including replacing the old subway entrance on the northern side of the station, expanding the staircase, and installing a street-level elevator for ADA accessibility. The MTA will install two additional elevators, one connecting the station’s mezzanine and another that will provide access to the mezzanine and the 7 train platforms directly above.

Photo:25-01 Queens Plaza North. Developed by Grub Properties

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A Brazilian from birth, I came to the United States to fulfill his dream of completing his undergraduate at an American institution. I am a recent graduate with a pre-Medical curriculum and a B.A. in Politics from New York University. I have extensive knowledge in the fields of comparative politics, international politics, and political theory.

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