This has taken the position of basically being the more muted Queens version of 9 Dekalb. Not as big an impact on the local skyline, but it reclaims another landmark for future generations.
What’s the height regulations like in Queens due to LaGuardia? Can they even build a supertall?
Crown is fully lit tonight. I noticed they adjusted the white to be more warm than what they were testing previously.
I saw green lighting the other night so this crown can change colors, although I’m sure it will stick with the warm white most of the time.
This is a cell pic so the white doesn’t look as warm (esp compared to the 7 train station lights) but it’s a marked difference in person.
Opened in 2022 and designed by Handel Architects with interior amenities designed by Selldorf Architects, Sven is a 71-story residential tower in Long Island City, which incorporates the best of design and technology.
The second-tallest building in Queens, Sven has 958 residences ranging from studios to three bedrooms of which 288 of which are income restricted. Each residence features floor-to-ceiling windows, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, and kitchens & bathrooms with premium finishes and fixtures. Sven is the first residential skyscraper in New York City to offer View Glass technology, allowing residents to optimize their indoor comfort, views, and sunlight by controlling the tint of their windows through an app on their phone. The property offers residents over 50,000 square feet of amenities, including a landscaped terrace with an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a resident lounge, coworking space, and a 10,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center.
Situated directly across from Queensboro Plaza subway, the building’s central location offers easy access to bus and subway lines, including front door access to the E, M, and R trains.
The Sven development plan includes a half-acre public park that fronts the residential tower, as well as the adaptive reuse of the historic Long Island City Clock Tower. Completed in 1927 and originally home to Bank of Manhattan, the landmarked Clock Tower will now include five unique retail spaces with unmatched convenience and exposure.
Sven is seeking a LEED Platinum certification and will be the first residential building in New York City where residents will have the ability to light up the skyline with the Spireworks mobile app.
love seeing more places to hang out popping up in LIC.