Construction Tour: HERO – 24-16 Queens Plaza South


Facade installation is nearing completion at Silverback Development’s HERO, a 23-story residential condo tower in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Woods Bagot, the project includes the conversion of the existing five-story brick building and the addition of a 18-story tower above. The tower is clad in white metal panel and glass, with blackhero long island city 2 metal panel accents that introduce a flowing movement to the facade. Balconies at the northwest corner of the tower add an organic contrast to the tower’s three other edges and offer panoramic views of Manhattan and Queens. Sales and marketing will be led by The Serhant Team at Nest Seekers International.

When completed, the tower will offer 109 condo units ranging in size from studios to two-bedrooms. Residents will have access to over 15,000 square feet of amenities including a Zen Garden adjacent to the lobby, a Social Parlor and multipurpose Dining Room, a Wellness Center with fitness club and yoga studio, a Veranda at the top of the original brick structure, and a Sky Lounge and outdoor rooftop terrace.

Architect: Woods Bagot; Developer: Silverback Development; Program: Residential Condominium; Location: Long Island City, Queens, NY; Completion: 2020.



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