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LIC Condo Tower Opens Transit Improvements to Public

Along with making a mark as Queens’ tallest building, Skyline Tower is also enhancing the Long Island City transit experience through a series of critical station upgrades that are now open to the public. These improvements, designed by a Stantec-led team, replaced an existing subway stairway with a new fully accessible elevator within the building’s base at 23-15 44th Dr., expanding accessibility and capacity at the Court Square – 23rd Street station.
The project was made possible through a public-private partnership between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the developers of the residential condominium tower, United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital and Risland US Holdings. 
“The relocation of a subway entrance in a highly dense and established neighborhood like Long Island City requires close coordination and careful planning within a web of vital components – from supporting unified station design and accessibility, to guiding excavation and utility transfer,” said Stantec’s Stéphane Lefebvre.


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).