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First Hallets Point Building Set To Rise

Building 1

Building 1

June 11, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge

The first building in the Hallets Point megaproject is set to rise.

Plans were filed today with the Department of Buildings for what developers are calling “Building 1” of Hallets Point, which will ultimately bring more than 2,000 apartments to the Astoria waterfront.

City Council approved the megaproject in 2013. Last fall, the Durst Organization bought a 90 percent stake in the project from Lincoln Equities; Durst gained complete ownership of the property early this year, after buying the parcel where Building 1 will sit for $15 million.

Located at 1-02 26 Ave., this first structure will comprise two attached towers, one standing 22 stories and the other standing 17 stories, according to Daniel Heuberger of project designers Dattner Architects.

Heuberger said Building 1 will consist of 400 apartments between the two sibling towers, but added that this number is “a little bit in flux.”

Developers said in January that construction is slated to break ground in October. Building 1 is expected to be completed in 2017, according to Dattner.

In all, Hallets Point is expected to be completed in six years, built across seven phases.

Amenities in Building 1 include a supermarket and shared rooftop space.

Twenty percent of its residential space will be dedicated as affordable housing, Durst spokesperson Jordan Barowitz said.




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Chevy Nova

Lipstick on a pig is what that Hallets Cove project is. Your neighbors are the Astoria projects. We will see how that works out. Have you ever experienced the look on tourists face as they exit the train on 21st St and walk past Queens Bridge? It’s entertaining.


This is an ugly looking structure that will house thousands of people (2,000 units) and I would like to know how much of a nightmare the N and Q train will be AFTER this monstrosity is completed. The N and Q trains are already packed now!!!

Anonymous Visitor

Ugly building???? You mean you think the housing projects there already are nice looking????????
Anything will be an improvement for that blighted neighborhood


Ugly structure? Have you looked at what the rest of Astoria looks like???? This is a major improvement to the waterfront.


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