List of tallest buildings in Queens facts for kids
Queens, the largest of New York City's five boroughs by area, is home to at least 36 skyscrapers taller than 300 ft (91 m). At 673 ft (205 m), One Court Square, an office tower in Long Island City, has been Queens' tallest building since its completion in 1990. However, at 778 feet the now topped-out Skyline Tower will become Queens' tallest building upon its completion.
The skyscraper came to Queens in 1927 with the construction of the Bank of the Manhattan Company Building. It remained the tallest building in the borough until the completion of the Kennedy House in 1964, and the tallest office building in the borough until 1990. Queens has recently undergone a high-rise construction boom, with the majority of the borough's tallest completed since 2010. Long Island City in particular has added residential units at a faster rate than any other neighborhood in the United States.
This list ranks completed and topped out Queens skyscrapers that stand at least 300 feet (91 m) tall, based on standard architectural height measurements. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. An asterisk (*) indicates that the building is still under construction, but has been topped out. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.
|1||Skyline Tower*||778 (237)||67||2021||23-15 44th Drive||At 778 it will be the tallest building in Queens upon completion. Topped out in October 2019.|
|2||Queens Plaza Park*||755 (230)||67||2021||29-23 Queens Plaza North||At a height of 755 feet, it is the second tallest building in Queens after the under-construction Skyline Tower. Topped out in June of 2020.|
|3||One Court Square||673 (205)||50||1990||25-01 Jackson Avenue||Tallest office building in Queens; also known as the Citigroup Building.|
|4||Tower 28||637 (194)||57||2017||42-12 28th Street||Second tallest residential building in Queens.|
|5||Eagle Lofts||598 (182)||55||2018||43-22 Queens Street|
|6||3 Jackson Park||581 (177)||54||2018||28-30 Jackson Avenue|
|7||1 QPS Tower||510 (155)||44||2017||42-20 24th Street||Purchased in 2018 for $284 million by The Carlyle Group.|
|8||Hayden LIC||509 (155)||50||2017||43-25 Hunter Street|
|9||1 Jackson Park||501 (153)||45||2018||28-02 Jackson Avenue|
|10||5 Pointz North Tower||498 (152)||48||2019||22-44 Jackson Avenue|
|11||ALTA LIC||485 (148)||44||2018||29-22 Northern Boulevard|
|12||2 Jackson Park||471 (144)||43||2018||30-02 Queens Boulevard|
|13||5 Pointz South Tower||440 (134)||42||2019||22-44 Jackson Avenue|
|14||Linc LIC||429 (131)||41||2013||43-10 Crescent Street|
|15 =||One Gotham Center||427 (130)||27||2019||28-07 Jackson Avenue||Part of the larger Gotham Center Development.|
|15 =||Three Gotham Center||427 (130)||27||2019||28-07 Jackson Avenue||Part of the larger Gotham Center Development.|
|17||Citylights at Queens Landing||410 (125)||42||1997||4-74 48th Avenue|
|18||Hunter's Point South Commons||404 (123)||37||2015||1-50 50th Avenue|
|19||4615 Center Boulevard||400 (122)||41||2013||46-15 Center Boulevard|
|20||4545 Center Boulevard||390 (119)||40||2013||45-45 Center Boulevard|
|21||Avalon Riverview North||385 (117)||39||2007||47-38 5th Street|
|22||The Forge||384 (117)||33||2017||44-28 Purves Street|
|23||North Shore Towers - Beaumont Tower||370 (113)||34||1975||270-10 Grand Central Parkway|
|24 =||4540 Center Boulevard||350 (107)||32||2013||45-40 Center Boulevard|
|24 =||29-07 Queens Plaza North||350 (107)||32||2016||29-07 Queens Plaza North|
|26 =||North Shore Towers - Amherst Tower||346 (105)||34||1975||271-10 Grand Central Parkway|
|26 =||North Shore Towers - Coleridge Tower||346 (105)||34||1975||269-10 Grand Central Parkway|
|28||Hunter's Point South Crossing||342 (104)||32||2015||1-55 Borden Avenue|
|29 =||Court Plaza||327 (100)||32||1974||123-33 83rd Avenue|
|29 =||Two Gotham Center||327 (100)||22||2011||28-01 Jackson Avenue|
|31||Kennedy House||323 (98)||33||1964||110-11 Queens Boulevard|
|32||The Avalon Riverview South||321 (98)||32||2002||2-01 50th Avenue|
|33||4705 Center Boulevard||316 (96)||30||2008||47-05 Center Boulevard|
|34 =||Halo LIC||308 (94)||25||2015||44-41 Purves Street|
|34 =||The Harrison||308 (94)||28||2017||27-21 44th Drive|
|36||27 on 27th||307 (94)||27||2011||27-03 42nd Road|
|37||Watermark LIC||302 (92)||27||2017||27-19 44th Drive|
Tallest under construction or proposed
This lists buildings that are currently under construction in Queens and are expected to rise to a height of at least 300 feet (91 m). For buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers, this table uses a floor count of 30 stories as the cutoff.
|52-03 Center Boulevard||586 (179)||55||2022||52-03 Center Boulevard|
|52-41 Center Boulevard||493 (150)||46||2022||52-41 Center Boulevard|
* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding expected building heights or dates of completion has not yet been released.
This table lists buildings that are proposed for construction in Queens and are expected to rise at least 300 feet (91 m) in height. For buildings whose heights have not yet been released by their developers, this table uses a floor count of 30 stories as the cutoff.
Dynamic acquired site in 2015 for $69M. Perkins Eastman designed 1 million square foot tower.
|43-30 24th Street||732 (223)||66||2018||Stawski Partners residential development.|
|1-15 57th Avenue||612 (187)||57||2018||—
Part of the Hunter's Point South development.
|57-28 2nd Street||360 (110)||33||2018||Part of the Hunter's Point South development.|
|Jackson East||—||40||2021||Part of Lions Group planned Jackson Towers complex.|
|Jackson West||—||30||2021||Part of Lions Group planned Jackson Towers complex.|
* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building heights or dates of completion has not yet been released.
Timeline of tallest buildings
This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Queens.
|Name||Image||Street address||Years as
|Bank of the Manhattan Company Building||29-27 41st Avenue||1927–1964||207 (63)||14|
|Kennedy House||110-11 Queens Boulevard||1964–1974||323 (98)||33|
|Court Plaza||123-33 83rd Avenue||1974–1975||327 (100)||32|
|North Shore Towers - Beaumont Tower||270-10 Grand Central Parkway||1975–1990||370 (113)||34||By architectural height, when roof height is considered it was tied by the other two North Shore Towers.|
|One Court Square||25-01 Jackson Avenue||1990–2021||673 (205)||50|
|Skyline Tower||23-15 44th Drive||2021–present||778 (237)||67|
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