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Thanks, we don’t often see this perspective unless you’re in Astoria or taking the Amtrak north.

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5-22 49th Avenue

Earlier today

Vs rendering:

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This project is probably scrapped

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I was curious about the specifics of the FAA restrictions in LIC per @baronson’s question. I took a quick look at the zoning policy and as far as I can tell, downtown LIC does not fall within the restricted zone created by LaGuardia:

From Chapter 1 | Zoning Resolution (nyc.gov), the maximum radius of the restricted area from LaGuardia is 15,000 feet (2.84 miles):

On a map, this extends to roughly here:

Are there other restrictions that could affect the maximum height of buildings in downtown LIC? I’ve seen people mention FAA interference on these projects in the past but never with supporting evidence.

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Thank you for digging and moving the convo to this thread. :+1:

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It seems awfully conicedental that two 900ft+ proposals were reduced to around the same height of 760ft. Sven and Skyline Tower both. The new batch of towers are also similar heights, although to be fair they never produced renderings depicting near-supertall towers.

39-26 30th Street

Photo by Michael Young

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