Architect: Handel Architects (Design) & Selldorf Architects (Interior & Amenity)

Total Square Feet: 978,000

Leasing Contacts:

David Neil The Durst Organization 212.257.6538
Eric Engelhardt The Durst Organization 212.667.8704


Sven is a mixed-use development that includes residential rental residences along with retail and offices. The 978,000 square foot tower will house 958 residences nearly 300 of which will be affordable units. Sven is projected to be the tallest building in Queens. Included in the development is the adaptive reuse of the historic Clock Tower building, a land-marked 1927 building that originally housed the Bank of Manhattan. The renovated building accommodates over 50,000 square feet of commercial and retail spaces. The site also features a one-half acre public park that fronts the new residential tower. Other amenities offered include an outdoor pool, 20,000 square foot retail gym, resident library, co-working areas, kids' playroom and a demonstration kitchen. The project is being designed by Handel Architects with interior, lobby and amenity design by Selldorf Architects. Sven is being designed to achieve LEEDv4 certification and conforms to The Durst Organization's own rigorous sustainability standards.


Consistent with The Durst Organization’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, Sven will offer residents a vision of sustainability that both respects the natural world and promotes your wellbeing. Sven will provide a home where people can live and thrive. Sustainable features will be woven throughout the building and each residence as an integral part of its design, construction and management.