Long Island City Development
There’s been a staggering need for office space in the heart of Long Island City’s factory district, one of the city’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. In response to this need, Mancini designed the refurbishment of a vacant, 135,000 sf loft-style property into a dynamic hub for creative workspace. Our design calls for renovating the existing building and adding an additional six floors, expanding the property to over 185,000 sf while creating a large rooftop park for employees. This glassy addition creates a visual contrast with the older building below, with its masonry façade and warehouse-style windows. The staggered shape of the addition and its setbacks create multiple outdoor terraces; inside, the varying floorplates offer interesting geometries and flexibility for creative tenants.