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LIC tower giving residents chance to light up night

UPDATED Nov. 22, 2021, 3:54 p.m.: Now that’s a night light Renters at the new Sven tower in Long Island City will have the ability to control what they see when they peer out on Manhattan at night thanks to an app that lets them change the color of the skyline with the touch of a button. According to the New York Post, potential residents at the Durst Organization property are being wooed with a membership to Spireworks, a mobile app that lets users control the glow atop iconic, Durst-owned New York skyscrapers including the so-called H&M building at 151…

Date 2021-11-30
Author The Real Deal

Leasing launches at SVEN, eco-friendly LIC tower with customizable crown

One of the benefits of outer-borough apartments are the views of the iconic Manhattan skyline, but Long Island City is on the road to a dramatic skyline of its own. The gracefully curved Sven is a new entrant making a statement with both its soaring height and eye-catching crown. Details on a lottery for 288 rent-stabilized units were teased earlier this summer, and The Durst Organization has launched leasing on the market-rate units Current availabilities posted on the building's official website start at $2,922/month for studios, $3,642/month for one-beds, $5,545/month for two-beds, and $6,048/month for three-beds. All prices are net…

Date 2021-11-30
Author City Realty

New Queens apartment allows tenants to control the colors of Manhattan skyscrapers

A new apartment complex in Long Island City comes with one unique perk — the ability to change the colors of Manhattan skyscrapers The 958-unit building — called Sven — is slated to be the second-tallest skyscraper in Queens. Amenities include luxury standards like a terrace, swimming pool and fitness center, but one other perk stands out: Access to the mobile app Spireworks. Sven residents will be able to light up the New York City skyline with just a tap of their finger, according to a press release from The Durst Organization, which owns the building. With the app, tenants…

Date 2021-11-24
Author PIX 11

Rental Building Lets Tenants Control Manhattan City Skyline

Residents of a new luxury building in Queens will be able to control the city’s skyline with the touch of a button The Durst Organization’s 958-unit residential apartment building at 29-59 Northern Boulevard, dubbed Sven, in Long Island City is offering residents the chance to illuminate the tops of some of the city’s tallest towers — like 1 World Trade Center — through an app called Spireworks. The app was founded by Mark Domino, the son-in-law of Douglas Durst, whose real estate portfolio’s lights could be controlled by Spireworks. These include the 300-foot spire at One Bryant Park in Midtown,…

Publication Commercial Observer
Date 2021-11-24
Author Celia Young

Durst Starts Leasing Units in Its 71-Story Long Island City Apartment Complex

The Durst Organization announced Thursday that it has started leasing units in its 71-story luxury building that has recently gone up in Queens Plaza The development, which is located adjacent to the historic Clock Tower at 29-27 Queens Plaza North, features 928 apartments, with its market-rate units renting for between $2,950 and $6,000 a month. The building, called Sven, is the second-tallest building in Queens—with the Skyline Tower being the tallest—and offers residents views of the Manhattan skyline and surrounding boroughs. The building, which has a unique curved shape façade, wraps around the historic Clock Tower. The development is close…

Publication Astoria Post
Date 2021-11-24
Author Christian Murray