The Related Companies, Phipps Houses, and Monadonck Construction won the bid to redevelop the first phase of Hunters Point South in Queens.
Designed by New York firms SHoP Architects and Ishmael Leyva, the project includes 908 apartments, 20,000-square-feet of retail and a 1,100-seat school. Of the apartments, 75 percent will be set aside for affordable housing.
The two towers are part of a larger project that is a continuation of the Queens West development at right.
The first phase includes developing two waterfront parcels as open space, as well, part of a new 11-acre park stretching to Newtown Creek.
Of course, there will be bike lanes.
Hunters Point South today.
A rendering of the entire project, which includes more than 6,000 apartments. Related is developing the two towers at far left.
Previously, the parcels were going to be developed as the Olympic Village for the city's bid for the 2012 Summer Games.
The winning designer of that project was LA-based Morphosis.