Tuesday, May 20, 2014, by Jessica Dailey
Construction-watching pro Field Condition stopped by Hunters Point South again, and snapped some great photos of the two towers, which have reached their full height. With the $13 million window problem in the past, the facades of the two buildings are going in fairly quickly. The curtain wall of the 37-story Building A, at 1-50 50th Avenue, is up to the sixth floor, and the 32-story building B, at 1-55 Borden Avenue, is getting its insulation. The windows have a blue and green tints, so hopefully the finished product doesn’t look as garish as that new blue building across the river. Together, the SHoP-designed, Related-developed buildings will hold 925 apartments, which will all be affordable to a range of incomes. The complex’s waterfront park and 1,100-seat public school opened last year.
[View of the towers and the school from inside the park]
Late last year, the city chose TF Cornerstone to develop the second phase of Hunters Point South, which will be built to the south of these towers. It will be even larger, with 1,193 apartments, 796 of which will be affordable to moderate- and middle-income families. The two towers, designed by ODA, will be connected by a podium that will have commercial space with preliminary plans for a pre-kindergarten, a medical facility, a rock climbing gym, and new restaurants.