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23-15 44th Drive Transit Improvements (Skyline Tower)

Improving connectivity in Long Island City

  • $18M

    Construction Value

  • 23K

    Daily Commuters

  • 2,500

    Square Feet Additional Circulation Space

  • Queens, New York

    Queens, New York

Increasing accessibility to the highly trafficked station located one stop from Midtown Manhattan.

Following New York City zoning requirements, some new buildings are required to provide transit improvements on large developments or in specific areas of the city. In response to this, the subway improvements at 23-15 44th Drive (Skyline Tower) in Long Island City, Queens, includes the relocation of an existing subway station stair entrance to within the property and the inclusion of a new street level to platform level elevator. The aim is to provide American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility to the Manhattan-bound E/M platform by relocating the street utilities and modifying the existing station infrastructure as required to provide the relocated entrance and connection to existing platform.

Our team is working in collaboration with the 23-15 44th Drive (Skyline Tower) developer (Risland / United Construction / FSA Capital), building architects (Hill West), structural engineers (DeSimone Consulting Engineers), and MEP engineers (Cosentini Associates) to provide a seamless connection from the New York City Transit station to the new entrance within the building and improve ADA accessibility at the station. We’re in charge of final design, construction documents, and construction support associated with the subway improvements.

At a Glance

Offices
Architect
Stantec (AOR Transit) / Hill West Architects (Base Building)
Meet Our Team

Anne Marie Edden, Principal, Architect

For every problem, I believe there is a design solution that can provide real value to the public realm.

Stéphane Lefebvre, Principal

Our driving force is to create iconic buildings and infrastructure that exceed client goals, embolden cityscapes, and empower communities.

Megan Lisbon, Structural Engineer

The work we do improves the means of transportation in the community I live and work in—that keeps me motivated every day.

Anne Marie Edden

Principal, Architect

Stéphane Lefebvre

Principal

Megan Lisbon

Structural Engineer

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