The Crescent Building
Address: 42-15 Crescent Street
Neighborhood: Long Island City
Architect: Weschsler and Schimenti
Current Status: Extant
Award: Bronze Plaque for Office Buildings
Typology: Office Building
As of 2014, the Crescent Building is undergoing a gut renovation and exterior alteration. Interestingly, unlike many of its neighbors, the develop has chosen to keep the existing shell of the building, possibly speaking to the original quality of the structure and its adaptability. The Chamber Award program speaks directly to this in stating that “The Cresent Building in Long Island City enhances the value of property in its immediate vicinity and could well serve as the impetus for future commercial-business development in the Queens Plaza area.” The basic layout is 9 floors of reinforced concrete, brick face on the exterior, and a plethora of windows.