August 29

New Look: 22-22 Jackson Avenue

One of the most exciting projects in Long Island City is 22-22 Jackson Avenue, an ODA-designed building across the street from the 5Pointz redevelopment and MoMA PS1. At 22-22 Jackson, the architectural practice led by Eran Chen has designed one of his boxiest projects to date. It features 11 stories dominated by a hard and industrial-style cast concrete façade, distinguished by balcony-forming cubes, which cantilever out from the face.

The rendering that has been most publicized is the view from the northeast along Jackson Avenue. But on ODA’s website, YIMBY spotted another perspective from the southwest, providing a new view of the project, which is now under construction.

From that angle, we can see what the interior of the 168,000-square foot building and its lot line face will look like, and it will feature a more traditional façade, lacking protruding boxes.


The lot line wall will likely be temporary, as the land next door will eventually be developed, though the property hasn’t changed hands since the area was rezoned. Despite its blankness, it still has an interesting shape, featuring a windowed crevice that runs down the middle of the structure.

Jeffrey Gershon is the developer, and completion is slated for next fall. While the innovative design would suggest condos, 22-22 Jackson Avenue will, in fact, be rentals.