Pickman Building

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Address: 118-12 Queens Boulevard
Neighborhood: Forest Hills
Architect:  Arlen, Samuel S.
Year: 1963
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Bronze Plaque for Office Buildings
Typology:  Office Building

The Pickman Building, named for its prominent local developer, is a six-story corporate style office complex with underground parking, office space, and retail space. Although the exact reason for its construction is unclear, its proximity to Queensborough Hall and other municipal offices most likely played a role. The exterior is of glazed white and blue brick with aluminum trim and ribbon style windows. The striking entrance is surrounded by porcelain and marble with the building name displayed in metal lettering.


Arlen, Samuel S. “Architects Roster questionnaire, 1953” AIA Historical Directory of American Architects. 3 Feb 1953. Web.

“Deaths-Pickman, Morton “Mac” The New York Times. 25 Dec. 2011. Web.

Pickman Building