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List of tallest buildings in Queens

A view of Queens from One World Observatory in spring 2017.

Queens, the largest of New York City's five boroughs by area, is home to more than 33 skyscrapers of at least 300 ft (91 m). At 673 ft (205 m), One Court Square, an office tower in Long Island City, had been Queens' tallest building for 29 years since its completion in 1990.[1] However, after topping out at 778 feet in October 2019, the Skyline Tower has surpassed it in height.

The skyscraper came to Queens in 1927 with the construction of the Bank of the Manhattan Company Building.[2][3] It remained the tallest building in the borough until the completion of the Kennedy House in 1964,[4] and the tallest office building in the borough until 1990. Queens has recently undergone a high-rise construction boom, with the majority of the borough's tallest completed since 2010. Long Island City in particular has added residential units at a faster rate than any other neighborhood in the United States.[5][6][7][8]

Tallest buildings

The skyline of Long Island City in 2015.

This list ranks completed and topped out Queens skyscrapers that stand at least 300 feet (91 m) tall, based on standard architectural height measurements. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. An asterisk (*) indicates that the building is still under construction, but has been topped out. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Address Coordinates Notes
1 Skyline Tower 778 (237) 67 2022 23-15 44th Drive 40°45′02″N 73°56′10″W / 40.7505°N 73.9362°W / 40.7505; -73.9362 (Skyline Tower) At 778 it will be the tallest building in Queens upon completion.[9] Topped out in October 2019.[10]
2 One Court Square Citicorp Building by David Shankbone.jpg 673 (205) 50 1990 25-01 Jackson Avenue 40°44′50″N 73°56′38″W / 40.7471°N 73.9439°W / 40.7471; -73.9439 (One Court Square) Tallest office building in Queens; also known as the Citigroup Building.[1]
3 Tower 28 Tower 28 July 2018.jpg 637 (194) 57 2017 42-12 28th Street 40°44′59″N 73°56′23″W / 40.7496°N 73.9396°W / 40.7496; -73.9396 (Tower 28) Second tallest residential building in Queens.[11]
4 Eagle Lofts 598 (182) 55 2018 43-22 Queens Street 40°44′50″N 73°56′23″W / 40.7473°N 73.9396°W / 40.7473; -73.9396 (Eagle Lofts) [12]
5 3 Jackson Park 581 (177) 54 2018 28-30 Jackson Avenue 40°44′55″N 73°56′16″W / 40.7485°N 73.9378°W / 40.7485; -73.9378 (3 Jackson Park) [13]
6 1 QPS Tower 510 (160) 44 2017 42-20 24th Street 40°45′02″N 73°56′32″W / 40.7506°N 73.9423°W / 40.7506; -73.9423 (1 QPS Tower) Purchased in 2018 for $284 million by The Carlyle Group.[14][15]
7 Hayden LIC 509 (155) 50 2017 43-25 Hunter Street 40°44′51″N 73°56′33″W / 40.7475°N 73.9425°W / 40.7475; -73.9425 (Hayden LIC) [16]
8 1 Jackson Park 501 (153) 45 2018 28-02 Jackson Avenue 40°44′54″N 73°56′19″W / 40.7482°N 73.9385°W / 40.7482; -73.9385 (1 Jackson Park) [17]
9 5 Pointz North Tower* Jackson Av 21st St 47th Av td (2019-04-11) 09.jpg 498 (152) 48 2019 22-44 Jackson Avenue 40°44′43″N 73°56′46″W / 40.7453°N 73.9460°W / 40.7453; -73.9460 (5 Pointz North Tower) [18]
10 ALTA LIC 485 (148) 44 2018 29-22 Northern Boulevard 40°44′57″N 73°56′10″W / 40.7491°N 73.9362°W / 40.7491; -73.9362 (ALTA LIC) [19]
11 2 Jackson Park 471 (144) 43 2018 30-02 Queens Boulevard 40°44′54″N 73°56′14″W / 40.7484°N 73.9373°W / 40.7484; -73.9373 (2 Jackson Park) [20]
12 5 Pointz South Tower* Jackson Av 21st St 47th Av td (2019-04-11) 09.jpg 440 (130) 42 2019 22-44 Jackson Avenue 40°44′40″N 73°56′44″W / 40.7445°N 73.9455°W / 40.7445; -73.9455 (5 Pointz South Tower) [21]
13 Linc LIC 429 (131) 41 2013 43-10 Crescent Street 40°44′55″N 73°56′34″W / 40.7487°N 73.9427°W / 40.7487; -73.9427 (Linc LIC) [22]
14 Citylights at Queens Landing Gantry Plaza td (2019-04-14) 005 - Citylights (4-74 48th Avenue).jpg 410 (120) 42 1997 4-74 48th Avenue 40°44′40″N 73°57′27″W / 40.7444°N 73.9574°W / 40.7444; -73.9574 (Citylights at Queens Landing) [23]
15 Hunter's Point South Commons Hunters Point South Pk td (2019-04-14) 035 - Hunter's Point South Commons.jpg 404 (123) 37 2015 1-50 50th Avenue 40°44′36″N 73°57′32″W / 40.7434°N 73.9590°W / 40.7434; -73.9590 (Hunter's Point South Commons) [24]
16 4615 Center Boulevard 400 (120) 41 2013 46-15 Center Boulevard 40°44′50″N 73°57′22″W / 40.7472°N 73.9561°W / 40.7472; -73.9561 (4615 Center Blvd) [25]
17 4545 Center Boulevard 390 (120) 40 2013 45-45 Center Boulevard 40°44′53″N 73°57′22″W / 40.7481°N 73.9560°W / 40.7481; -73.9560 (4545 Center Blvd) [26]
18 Avalon Riverview North Gantry Plaza td (2019-05-11) 041 - Avalon Riverview North.jpg 385 (117) 39 2007 4-75 48th Avenue 40°44′42″N 73°57′25″W / 40.7450°N 73.9570°W / 40.7450; -73.9570 (Avalon Riverview North) [27]
19 The Forge 384 (117) 33 2017 44-28 Purves Street 40°44′47″N 73°56′28″W / 40.7465°N 73.9412°W / 40.7465; -73.9412 (The Forge) [28]
20 North Shore Towers - Beaumont Tower 370 (110) 34 1975 270-10 Grand Central Parkway 40°45′24″N 73°42′54″W / 40.7568°N 73.7149°W / 40.7568; -73.7149 (North Shore Towers - Beaumont Tower) [29]
21= 4540 Center Boulevard 350 (110) 32 2013 45-40 Center Boulevard 40°44′53″N 73°57′26″W / 40.7480°N 73.9571°W / 40.7480; -73.9571 (4540 Center Boulevard) [30]
21= 29-07 Queens Plaza North 350 (110) 32 2016 29-07 Queens Plaza North 40°45′00″N 73°56′14″W / 40.7501°N 73.9373°W / 40.7501; -73.9373 (29-07 Queens Plaza North) [31]
22= North Shore Towers - Amherst Tower 346 (105) 34 1975 271-10 Grand Central Parkway 40°45′27″N 73°42′49″W / 40.7575°N 73.7135°W / 40.7575; -73.7135 (North Shore Towers - Amherst Tower) [32]
22= North Shore Towers - Coleridge Tower 346 (105) 34 1975 269-10 Grand Central Parkway 40°45′28″N 73°42′58″W / 40.7578°N 73.7161°W / 40.7578; -73.7161 (North Shore Towers - Coleridge Tower) [33]
24 Hunter's Point South Crossing 2nd St Borden Av td (2019-04-14) 01 - Hunter's Point South Crossing.jpg 342 (104) 32 2015 1-55 Borden Avenue 40°44′33″N 73°57′33″W / 40.7425°N 73.9591°W / 40.7425; -73.9591 (Hunter's Point South Crossing) [34]
25= Court Plaza 327 (100) 32 1974 123-33 83rd Avenue 40°42′42″N 73°49′38″W / 40.7116°N 73.8273°W / 40.7116; -73.8273 (Court Plaza) [35]
25= Two Gotham Center Queens Plz Jackson Av Queens Blvd 02 - 2 Gotham Center.jpg 327 (100) 22 2011 28-01 Jackson Avenue 40°44′57″N 73°56′20″W / 40.7493°N 73.9389°W / 40.7493; -73.9389 (Two Gotham Center) [36]
27 Kennedy House 323 (98) 33 1964 110-11 Queens Boulevard 40°43′13″N 73°50′23″W / 40.7202°N 73.8396°W / 40.7202; -73.8396 (Kennedy House) [37]
28 The Avalon Riverview South Building in Long Island City, Queens.jpg 321 (98) 32 2002 2-01 50th Avenue 40°44′38″N 73°57′31″W / 40.7438°N 73.9586°W / 40.7438; -73.9586 (The Avalon Riverview) [38]
29 4705 Center Boulevard Hunters Point Library td (2019-09-24) 015 - The Club (4705 Center Boulevard).jpg 316 (96) 30 2008 47-05 Center Boulevard 40°44′45″N 73°57′22″W / 40.7459°N 73.9562°W / 40.7459; -73.9562 (4705 Center Boulevard) [39]
30= Halo LIC 308 (94) 25 2015 44-41 Purves Street 40°44′47″N 73°56′26″W / 40.7464°N 73.9405°W / 40.7464; -73.9405 (Halo LIC) [40]
30= The Harrison 308 (94) 28 2017 27-21 44th Drive 40°44′48″N 73°56′30″W / 40.7466°N 73.9417°W / 40.7466; -73.9417 (The Harrison) [41]
32 27 on 27th 307 (94) 27 2011 27-03 42nd Road 40°44′58″N 73°56′25″W / 40.7495°N 73.9402°W / 40.7495; -73.9402 (27 on 27th) [42]
33 Watermark LIC 302 (92) 27 2017 27-19 44th Drive 40°44′48″N 73°56′30″W / 40.7468°N 73.9418°W / 40.7468; -73.9418 (Watermark LIC) [43]

Under construction

This lists buildings that are currently under construction in Queens and are expected to rise to a height of at least 300 feet (91 m). For buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers, this table uses a floor count of 30 stories as the cutoff.

Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year
(est.)
Address Coordinates Notes
Queens Plaza Park 755 (230) 67 2021 29-23 Queens Plaza North 40°45′02″N 73°56′10″W / 40.7505°N 73.9362°W / 40.7505; -73.9362 (Queens Plaza Park) At a height of 755 feet, it will become the second tallest building in Queens following the completion of the Skyline Tower.[44]
One Gotham Center 427 (130) 27 2019 28-07 Jackson Avenue 40°44′56″N 73°56′21″W / 40.7489°N 73.9391°W / 40.7489; -73.9391 (One Gotham Center) Part of the larger Gotham Center Development.[45]
Three Gotham Center 427 (130) 27 2019 28-07 Jackson Avenue 40°44′56″N 73°56′18″W / 40.7490°N 73.9383°W / 40.7490; -73.9383 (Three Gotham Center) Part of the larger Gotham Center Development.[46]

* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding expected building heights or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Proposed

This table lists buildings that are proposed for construction in Queens and are expected to rise at least 300 feet (91 m) in height. For buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers, this table uses a floor count of 30 stories as the cutoff.

Name Height*
ft (m)
Floors Year* Notes
QPT 750 (230) 74 Dynamic acquired site in 2015 for $69M. Perkins Eastman designed 1 million square foot tower.[47]
43-30 24th Street 732 (223) 66 Stawski Partners residential development.[48]
Anable Basin Tower 1 650 (200) 65 2022 As of 2019 plans are in flux following Amazon's decision to abandon its LIC HQ.[49][50][51]
1-15 57th Avenue 612 (187) 57 Part of the Hunter's Point South development.[52][53]
Toyoko Inn 522 (159) 51 Hotel[54]
Anable Basin Tower 2 500 (150) 50 As of 2019 plans are in flux following Amazon's decision to abandon its LIC HQ.[49][50][55]
57-28 2nd Street 360 (110) 33 Part of the Hunter's Point South development.[52][56]
Jackson East 40 Part of Lions Group planned Jackson Towers complex.[57]
Jackson West 30 Part of Lions Group planned Jackson Towers complex.[58]

* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building heights or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Queens.

Name Image Street address Years as
tallest
Height
ft (m)
Floors Notes
Bank of the Manhattan Company Building Clock tower 29-27 41st Ave, Queens Plaza jeh.jpg 29-27 41st Avenue 1927–1964 207 (63) 14 [2][3]
Kennedy House 110-11 Queens Boulevard 1964–1974 323 (98) 33 [4][37]
Court Plaza 123-33 83rd Avenue 1974–1975 327 (100) 32 [35]
North Shore Towers - Beaumont Tower Northshore Towers QFM jeh.jpg 270-10 Grand Central Parkway 1975–1990 370 (113) 34 By architectural height, when roof height is considered it was tied by the other two North Shore Towers.[29]
One Court Square Citicorp Building by David Shankbone.jpg 25-01 Jackson Avenue 1990–2019 673 (205) 50 [1]
Skyline Tower 23-15 44th Drive 2019–present 778 (237) 67

See also

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