Facade Work Begins at Wildflower Studios
Steel erector, NYC Constructors LLC, has shared a new photo of the construction progress at Wildflower Studios; a 7-story movie production facility that recently topped out at 35-15 19th Avenue in Astoria, Queens. The photo highlights a significant milestone for the project as it shows that the general contractor, , has installed the first section of exterior cladding.
Developed by , the 7-story, 775,000 square-foot studio aims to revolutionize Astoria's movie production industry. Its design was created by the world-renowned architectural firm, , in partnership with Hollywood elites, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal.
Set to become the first vertical film studio in the world, the facility will have 11 sound stages, with extra tall floors, and a multi-story entrance that can accommodate large trucks for production operations. Plans also call for a 310-vehicle parking lot for employees, and 34,620 square feet of public outdoor space, along the banks of the neighboring, Luyster Creek.
Fabricator, Banker Steel, recently stated that fabrication of the 12,000-ton superstructure is set to wrap up in early 2023. Now that the first quarter of 2023 is coming to a close and facade materials are going up, it looks like that task will complete on schedule. Moving forwards, if all goes to plan and construction proceeds without delays, Wildflower Studios is expected to open its doors sometime in late 2023.