Gotham Point

This two-tower project creates a new presence on the city's skyline, and a visual marker for the Hunter's Point South community.

Gotham Point is a new million square foot development on the waterfront of the Hunter's Point South neighborhood in Queens. The two-tower project is being developed by Gotham and senior housing developer Riseboro Community Partnership.

The project marks the last major development in the transformation of this waterfront area of Long Island City into a vibrant and sustainable mixed-use community, which to-date has included infrastructure and roadway improvements, a waterfront park, a new school, and thousands of new residences.

The newest Hunter's Point South towers will include 1,132 units, 75% of which are designated affordable, distributed between a 58-story and a 34-story tower. Nearly 100 units have been set aside specifically for seniors. Residents will have spectacular views of the Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn skylines.

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The new towers emerge from Hunter's Point South Park, a new 10-acre park that lines the waterfront.

The buildings have been designed to embrace the park as much as possible, with indoor/outdoor spaces that spill into the landscaping, and an interiors approach based on the plantings found in the park.

The bigger tower includes separate entrances for the apartments and the senior units, as well as a through-block community facility space. The smaller tower includes entrances for its own residential units, as well as community spaces for Flux Factory and for kayak-rental.

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The buildings include a mix of housing types, including affordable, market-rate, and dedicated senior units.

Residential amenities include a fitness center, a variety of outdoor areas, lounges, and co-working spaces. The senior units will have their own dedicated amenities, including lounge, library, community space, and outdoor patio. A rooftop urban farm will be publicly accessible.

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The shaping and materiality of both buildings was selected to relate to the variety of buildings that have been built along the Queens waterfront.

The upper base of the taller tower rises to varying heights along all sides, creating a sense of rhythm. Glass reveals break apart the massing. A sharply angled form emphasizes the tower's top and marks the building on the skyline.

In contrast, the smaller tower is more rectilinear, with a series of reveals that cut into the massing and break it apart. The rooftop of the Manhattan-facing side is carved away to create a terrace that will be useable by residents of both towers.

The two parcels are separated by a new school and by 2nd Street, enough distance that each tower needed its own visual identity.

Three varying colors of red brick define the volumes while providing visual coherence. The taller tower is “wrapped” on the northeast and southwest corners by a red brick lattice, expressed with oversized rectangular openings. The upper base of the smaller tower is primarily a mix of red brick, with glass reveals breaking up the massing. The dark brick and white metal panel of the tower defines the building architecturally. The language of the tower also breaks apart the upper base on the south facing elevation, and is carried all the way to the street.

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Awards

2021 Community Impact Award - New York Housing Conference

Press

Nov 16,2022 Gotham Point opens in Hunters Point South Read Nov 16,2022 The Gotham Organization and RiseBoro Community Partnership Celebrate the Opening of Gotham Point (Real Estate Weekly) Read Aug 18,2022 Gotham Point North Tower’s Façade Nears Completion In Hunters Point South, Queens (NY YIMBY) Read Jul 29,2022 Housing Lottery Launches For Gotham Point North Tower At 1-15 57th Avenue In Long Island City, Queens (NY YIMBY) Read Dec 02,2021 Façade Work Progresses On Gotham Point’s ‘Parcel F’ In Hunters Point South, Queens (NY YIMBY) Read Oct 19,2021 Handel Architects’ two-tower scheme creates a new presence on New York’s skyline as a visual marker for the Hunter’s Point South community (Global Design News) Read Oct 14,2021 Construction Update: Gotham Point at Hunters Point South (Field Condition) Read Oct 05,2021 Gotham Point’s 57-Story ‘Parcel F’ Tops Out In Hunters Point South, Queens (NY YIMBY) Read Sep 16,2021 New Renderings Revealed For Gotham Point Two-Tower Project In Hunters Point South, Queens (NY YIMBY) Read Sep 14,2021 See the 1,100-unit Gotham Point towers coming to the Long Island City waterfront (6sqft) Read Sep 14,2021 Gotham unveils huge rent stabilized Gotham Point development (Real Estate Weekly) Read Jul 31,2021 Handel Architects’ 34-Story ‘Parcel G’ Nears Completion In Hunters Point South, Queens (NY YIMBY) Read Jul 30,2021 58-Story ‘Parcel F’ Rises Past Halfway Mark In Hunters Point South, Queens (NY YIMBY) Read Nov 16,2017 New York City Picks Developers for Queens Mixed-Use Complex (Wall Street Journal) Read

Scope

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Project Team

Gary Handel, Amar Sen, Krista Armstrong, Robin Zhang, Jonathan Morefield, Sarah Smith, Rachael Kalousdian, Solene Clavel, Kai-Yu Yu, Shridhuli Solanki, Sam Douglas, Ruicong Tang, Angeline Jacques

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