In Astoria, Queens, vertical construction is complete for Wildflower Studios, a $600-million project backed by a team that includes legendary actor Robert De Niro.
"We're beyond excited to celebrate the topping out of the 145 [foot] tall, 760,000 [square foot] film production studio Wildflower Studios," announced Bjarke Ingels Group in a social media post. "The building reimagines the typical organization of film studios for New York City’s dense urban environment - a vertical media production village with 11 studio modules, sound stages, transportation system, and production support spaces."
Located on a five-acre site next to the Steinway Pianos warehouse in Astoria, the new seven-story building is clad in precast concrete panels, and will feature two open-air terraces. Plans also call for connections to Luyster Creek through a publicly-accessible waterfront esplanade.
The development team, which also includes De Niro's son Raphael, development firm Wildflower, and producer Jane Rosenthal, has previously announced its intent to complete work in 2023.
Plans for a similar Bjarke Ingles-designed film production studio were recently announced for a site at 744 Clinton Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.