We last stopped by 11-51 47th Avenue a/k/a ‘The Jackson’ in December, when demolition had just finished on site. When we stopped by last week, we saw that construction had started on the site, as seen in the photo below. Permits call for 52,728 square feet of residential space and 1,280 square feet of commercial space.1 On site signage calls for an October 1, 2017 delivery on the mixed-use building.2
The website describes the project like this: “Fogarty Finger designed this new, 56-unit, condominium building in Long Island City located very close to MoMA PS1 that evokes the industrial past of the neighborhood. The exposed concrete columns and beams create a primary grid, while the metal slab covers and wood infill panels along the façade create warm, tactile, material layers which contrast the concrete.”3
I actually like the look of this one. I guess if we’re going to tear down LIC’ s industrial buildings, we may as well retain some character with faux industrial.