The Durst Organization and its general contractor Urban Atelier Group (UAG) have topped out construction at 20 and 30 Halletts Point in Astoria, Queens. The 647-unit, mixed use complex now rises 27 stories in one tower and 32 stories in another. Workers marked the milestone of pouring the final structural concrete with a ceremony. Construction is expected to be completed in 2025.
Designed by Handel Architects, 20 and 30 Halletts Point represent the second major phase of development on the peninsula’s waterfront, following the completion of 10 Halletts Point in 2019. The site will encompass a new public waterfront esplanade and park, as well as neighborhood retail.
During construction, The Durst Organization has partnered with ArtBridge to install a 600-foot mural along the site’s construction fencing. The public art exhibition and augmented reality (AR) experience, titled A City in Motion, was created by Astoria-based artist Zeehan Wazed inspired by his work with the NYCHA Astoria Houses.
Halletts Point is a mixed-use, mixed-income development that will eventually deliver 2,000 residential rental units, undertaken by The Durst Organization in partnership with NYCHA’s Astoria Houses.
In addition to 10 Halletts Point, The Durst Organization recently opened 3-24 27th Avenue in Astoria, a fully affordable development with 163 homes and amenities. Positioned next to NYCHA’s Astoria Houses, the new building was developed through a wider partnership between the Halletts Point development and public housing community. The Durst Organization made considerable investments to improve Astoria Houses, including upgrades to the heating plant and public spaces.
The Halletts Point development has brought the first full-service supermarket on the peninsula that provides fresh and healthy food at affordable prices, bringing access to what was historically a food desert. Future work will include connecting the waterfront esplanade that borders the Astoria Houses to new recreational space along the water, creating a seamless and walkable connection between the Astoria Houses and Whitey Ford Field.
About the Durst Organization
The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph and Rose Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premier Manhattan office towers and over three million square feet of residential rental properties, with 3,400 rental apartments built and several thousand units in the pipeline. The Durst Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential buildings where people live, work and thrive. www.durst.org.