The perks keep coming for those lucky enough to win, and be able to enter, the Hunters Point South Lottery. Here, I’ll cut n’ paste a few:
In terms of the design, ODA has taken cues from NYC’s iconic architecture, like Rockefeller Center, Central Park West’s residential skyscrapers and Madison Square Park’s prewar office buildings. While at a distance, the new development fits aesthetically into the existing glass skyline, a closer look reveals unique design decisions.
The stepped forms that make up the double towers will be built of 25-foot wide townhouse-scale vertical modules that create stepped terraces. In the rendering, they are filled with greenery, a direct reference to terraced agriculture. There will also be two urban farming plateaus, rooftop yoga, viewing decks, lounges and playgrounds on the terraces.
In other news, a major NYC paper asks the question “Will LIC become ‘Silicon Valley East?'” Hmm, this is a something a not-so-major local website posited 18 months ago.
Renderings For HPS Development – sweet!
Silicon Valley East? Queens Group Awarded $125M to Create Tech Incubator in LIC – “Ok here’s my idea: I’m going to sell food …on the internet …in China! Gimme a billion dollars for 10%, deal?”
Giant Supermarket Opens in LIC w/ Live Lobsters and International Food – don’t get too excited, not really near any residential areas