Proj Overview

Project Overview

Developers planned a six-story, 47-unit condominium project in a redevelopment  zone of Long Island City once they realized a revised zoning plan allowed for mid-rise, multifamily projects. The building’s goal was to create loft-like spaces that would appeal to artistic, creative tenants.

The tall, open spaces of the lofts lend themselves to the use of hollowcore planks, which are supported by masonry bearing walls to form floors and balconies. Floor-to-ceiling windows separate the precast components, with the plank exposed at cantilevered balconies.

Precast Solution

The bearing walls were clad with precast concrete pieces that replicate the look of split-face limestone and granite often used on neighboring historic manufacturing buildings. The blocks were specified in a blended color and laid in bands of alternating depth, creating a visually appealing design over the entire building.


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Project Team


Gerner, Kronick & Valcarcel, Architects


Rodney D. Gibble Engineers 

General Contractor

Hudson Meridian 


The Milestone Group 

Precaster and Precast Specialty Engineer

Oldcastle Precast Building Systems Inc. 

Key Project Attributes

  • Precast’s aesthetic versatility allowed the cut-stone facing to be created economically and to be erected much faster than stone products. 
  • Combined floor and ceiling pieces reduce material needs, speed construction and lower building height. 
  • Hollow-core can be used with a variety of structural systems with no challenges arising. 
  • Precast concrete’s inherent fire resistance eliminates additional steps to provide fireproofing. 
  • Precast concrete’s inorganic composition combats mold and mildew.
  • Hollow-core plank reduces noise and vibration between floors. 
  • Fabricating components off-site reduced site congestion and sped construction.

Project/Precast Scope

  • Six-story condominium.
  • 60,000 square feet.
  • 47 units.
  • Hollow-core planks.