Slated to open its doors at the end of 2017, Star Tower Condos is one of the most, highly-anticipated buildings in Long Island City. Star Tower is a 25-floor residential building that will feature a roof deck, a health club, an event room, 184 condo units, and more! Because of the different building spaces, the HVAC needs and requirements are very complex and diverse. In order to meet the heating and cooling demands of these spaces, the versatility and efficiency of the Carrier 2-pipe, VRF systems were an obvious choice.
About Star Tower in NYC
Located at 27-27 42nd Road in Long Island City, Star Tower sits on the former site of a historic, brick commercial building. In 2007, the building was demolished to make room for a hotel, but the builder backed out due to financial difficulties following the Great Recession. The lot stood vacant until 2014, when Eastern Star Development purchased the property for nearly $50 million, created the idea for the upscale condos, selected JLS Designs Architecture & Planning to design the building, and Milestone Construction to be the builder.
The building construction is well underway and when completed will reach 258 feet in height and contain over 220,000 square feet of living and community space. The majority of the space will be a mix of one and two bedroom condominiums and the remaining packed with amenities for residents, including a full business center and event room, a fitness center and health club, a pool and a roof deck, and on-site parking.
Carrier 2-pipe VRF Provides More Control and Versatility
From its expansive lobbies to its cozy one-bedroom condos, the heating and cooling needs of Star Tower in Long Island City are diverse and varied. Because of the systems’ ability to locate the outdoor units inside small mechanical rooms on each floors, as well as the ability to install uniquely designed piping lay-outs to meet stringent floor-by-floor requirements, Star Tower tenants and commercial owners will each have the ability to simultaneously heat and cool within their own spaces. For architect Joseph Sultana, utilization of Carrier 2-pipe VRF minimized large ductwork and additional equipment closet space, allowing him to focus more attention on how additional space could be used and maximized.
While the versatility and efficiency of the Carrier 2-pipe VRF is not to be overlooked, the new tenants of Star Tower will be especially pleased with its dependability and the superior support of Carrier Enterprises. When Star Tower begins welcoming residents in the coming months, they are sure to be thrilled with the simplicity and versatility of the Carrier 2-pipe VRF system—and they will be ecstatic with their first utility bill.