Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) are the ones behind the project, and are the same ones designing Wildflower Studios, the seven-story movie studio coming to Astoria.
Envisioned as a “vertical village,” the project is an expansion of Samson Stages’ movie and TV operations.
The structure consists of eight stages stacked on top of each other with green terraces spaced throughout. It will also feature an intimate, unique space for the public and building’s users on the waterfront.
In addition, the $400 million project will also include a cafe and public park, and will overall create hundreds of jobs as well as re-invent the area.
“This project is truly transformational, and I am excited to…begin construction on the brand new soundstages and studios. The new addition will create jobs, will give the neighborhood a new waterfront park, and will continue to make New York the center of TV and film production,” said Sam Geiger, Co-Founder and CEO of Samson Stages.
The development will be located at 744 Clinton Street, the current site of Sunshine Lighting.