Wildflower Studios Tops Out in Astoria
Steel erector, NYC Constructors LLC, and fabricator, Banker Steel, have each shared new progress photos of their work at Wildflower Studios; a 7-story movie production facility that recently topped out at 35-15 19th Avenue in Astoria, Queens.
Set to become the first vertical film studio in the world, the building's 12,000-ton superstructure is still being fabricated and assembled, despite reaching its final height in most sections. Overseeing construction at the top level is the general contractor, .
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.
The studio 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.
Banker Steel states that superstructure fabrication will conclude in early 2023. If all goes to plan and construction proceeds without delays, Wildflower Studios is expected to open its doors sometime in late 2023.