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Pics by Michael Young

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From 12.15.23:

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From 12.16.23

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From 1.22.24:

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Between 43-30 24th Street and Skyline Tower:

Source: February 2, 2024 - Highbury Concrete

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Even though we all complain about LIC having so many glass boxes, I admit that it gives this skyline its identity compared to the rest in NYC.

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It makes sense given its history that there would be a ton of glass boxes I guess. It was mostly low-rise factories before.

Brooklyn and Manhattan have a much deeper residential architectural and commercial history which throws in a ton of stone and masonry in with their glass towers. That being said, LIC does have a section of historical protected brownstones steps away from all of these glass towers. They’re just too short to have much of an impact on the skyline.

I think LIC would be fine as a mostly glass development if the buildings weren’t all boxes. Give us some interesting forms like London has. I’ll take a giant egg looking building (The Gerkin - 591 feet). Or a cheese grater (Leadenhall Building - 738 feet). Or even a walkie talkie (20 Fenchurch Street - 525 feet). I know with LGA we are height-limited but it doesn’t mean all our buildings need to be boring.

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A homogeneous skyline here is slightly ironic, given that Queens is probably the most diverse borough in NY. Let’s hope the food remains spicy for the foreseeable future.

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From 2.7.24:

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Already looks massive compared to the current crop in LIC

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This morning:

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