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42-02 Orchard Street Update 12/22/22

Excavation Continues for Queens Tallest Building

General contractor, , is still in the process of digging the foundation for a 69-story, foot tall residential tower, at 42-02 Orchard Street in Long Island City, Queens.

Harnessing the expertise of sub-contractor, ECD NY, the team is now conducting drilling and excavation work 2 stories below street level. A deep sub-surface foundation is a must in this case because it will ultimately have to support the tallest building in all of Queens.

Developed by , the tower will contain apartments. Most of these will be sold at market rate, with a select amount of units reserved for affordable housing. Tenant amenities are to include a swimming pool, a fitness center, and multiple lounge areas.

In addition to residential units, the structure will have square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a two-story parking garage.

The project site encompasses an entire block, which is bound by Orchard Street, Jackson Avenue, and Queens Street. Designed by , the development will total square feet. Construction is currently estimated to take until 2026.

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