Gotham Center

Last Updated January 28, 2014

Proof of the ongoing transformation of Long Island City, Gotham Center is a catalyst in the growth of this bustling business district - the fourth largest in New York City.

Overview

October 2008 marked the ground breaking of 2 Gotham Center, the first phase of this 3.5-million-square-foot, mixed-use development in the heart of Queens. The project replaces the decaying Queens Plaza Municipal Parking Garage.

2 Gotham Center is a $316 million, 662,000-square-foot, 21-story tower on the corner of Queens Plaza and 28th Street that includes approximately 9,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space and approximately 180 parking spaces. Plus, the project created about 1,400 construction jobs.

The tower is home to the City’s Health Department. This state-of-the-art facility increases the Department's operational efficiencies by consolidating units that are now dispersed throughout the City.

Locating many of the Health Department’s non-field-based staff in the building is in concert with the City’s goal of bringing agency headquarters under one roof for both increased efficiencies and an improved work environment.

Gotham Center brings new economic activity to Long Island City, the gateway to Queens, helping to create a vibrant community and improving the quality of life.

Design

Designed by Moed De Armas & Shannon, the dynamic new tower will incorporate green building technology, achieving LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Buildings Council for its interiors, as well as LEED Certification for its core and shell. Other members of the development team are Gensler, architect of record and Bovis Lend Lease, construction manager. Tishman Speyer was selected to acquire the property and develop the project.

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