Rental launched in Queens second tallest tower, with rentals starting at $ 2,950 / month
All photos: Durst Organization / Giles Ashford
Rental officially began this week at Queens’ second tallest building, a 71-story rental in Long Island City. Located at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, the building, nicknamed Sven, has 958 apartments, with a mix of studios to three bedrooms priced at $ 2,950 / month. Originally slated to become the tallest building in the Borough when plans were announced, the tower was overtaken by the Skyline Tower in 2019. Not only do rentals offer stunning skyline views, but the building is the first to New York to offer “Spireworks,” an application that allows users to change the colors of the lights of iconic skyscrapers in the city.
Developed by the Durst organization and designed by Handel Architects, Sven, first called Queens Plaza Park, is located at the north end of the Court Square section of Long Island City. The building features a glassy, ââconcave facade and stands in front of the famous Bank of Manhattan Building, a 14-story structure built in 1927, also known as the Clock Tower.
The iconic building was restored as part of the project and now houses commercial and office spaces.
The apartments benefit from high-end finishes, sound insulation, programmable thermal systems and stainless steel appliances. Many units also feature âView Glassâ windows, which allow residents to control the tint of their windows through an app.
Sven is the first building in New York City to offer residents a Spireworks membership. From their phones, tenants can change the colors of the lights on the spiers of properties like One World Trade Center, One Bryant Park and 151 West 42nd Street.
The prices for residences range from approximately $ 2,950 / month to $ 6,000 / month. According to CityRealty, among the rentals currently on the market in Long Island City, the median rent is $ 3,700 / month.
“Sven sets itself apart with its panoramic Manhattan skyline views, innovative sustainability features and thoughtful design, from premium finishes and appliances to comfortable apartment layouts,” said Jonathan Durst, president of The Durst Organization.
âCentrally located in a vibrant, transit-rich neighborhood, minutes from Midtown with access to renowned restaurants, museums and shops, new tenants will find everything they need right on their doorstep.â
Facilities include a landscaped terrace with an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center with a studio area, a chef catering kitchen, a private dining room, a screening room, a game room, a games room for children, a library, co-working spaces, etc. The interiors of the leisure spaces were designed by Anabelle Selldorf.
The project also includes a new public park in front of the building. The half acre green space is designed by Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects.
Photos courtesy of The Durst Organization / Giles Ashford
27-29 Queens Plaza North, Court Square, Durst Organization, Handel Architects, Sven
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