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TF Cornerstone to build 585-unit tower at Long Island City crane collapse site

May 30, 2013 12:00PM

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4610 Center Boulevard rendering and TF Cornerstone’s Thomas Elghanayan

TF Cornerstone is expanding its reign over the residential market on the Long Island City waterfront.

The developer’s fifth tower in the neighborhood — at 4610 Center Boulevard, the site of a January crane collapse — will contain 585 rental units and should be ready later this year, Brownstoner Queens reported.

Arquitectonica is designing the 25-story building, after also designing another nearby TF Cornerstone property – the 41-story, 820-unit rental tower at 4545 Center Boulevard. That building began leasing homes last week.

The crane at 4610 Center Boulevard was hoisting a 24,000-pound load, which was twice its maximum hold. The developer and the site safety manager received a Department of Buildings violation, as previously reported. [Brownstoner]Mark Maurer

  • Barbara W. Flanagan

    Several errors in this posting. The crane collapse was on the site of the seventh of the seven buildings approved for the old Pepsi bottling plant site. The collapse was first reported by me to New York One, as I was at home at the time, heard the crash of the collapse and could see the crumpled crane from my 15th floor apartment at 4720 Center Boulevard (the first of the seven buildings opened). The second building was retained by Rockrose when the Elghanayan brothers divvied up their holdings. (All the others are owned by TF Cornerstone.) The third built is a condominium called The View. The fourth and fifth buildings are rentals and are open. The gigantic sixth building is nearing completion. The seventh is still in the early stages of construction.

    –Barbara Williams Flanagan

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