Long Island City, NY
The project included multiple program distribution studies for a 2 million square foot ULURP approved building proposal. Design features commercial, residential and community facilities and a large central atrium with spiraling circulation from base to rooftop garden amenities space. LEESER Architecture created a bold concept for the 600 foot towers - developing 4 alternative distributions and massing studies while maintaining the total FAR of the existing ULURP approved proposal. The design included street level and waterfront retail to stimulate activity paired with an atrium featuring an upward spiraling circulation to draw public to the rooftop garden amenities space. The commercial and community program at the base provided 24 hour excitement while residential units above maximizes the views of the East River and Manhattan.