Silver Tower

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Address: 125-10 Queens Boulevard
Neighborhood: Kew Gardens
Architect:  S. J. Kessler and Sons
Year: 1961
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Bronze Plaque for Apartments
Typology:  Apartment Building

When built Silver Tower was the tallest residential building on Long Island. Today it’s not even the tallest building nearby (which goes to Court Plaza of 1974), but it still largely dominates low rise Kew Gardens. The building is not silver but rather white brick with vertical accents of grey brick. The base is a glossy black granite. The tower rises 16 floors initially and then another 11 as a setback tower. While not an elegant design, the building speaks to the continued market for apartments with the latest amenities during this time.

Silver Tower

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