QLICExecutives at the World Wide Group gathered this week to celebrate the topping out of QLIC, the developer’s new residential building located at Queens Plaza North and 24th Street in Long Island City. QLIC, which is set to open its doors to residents in early 2015, now stands 21-stories tall and will offer a variety of 421 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom rental units. Partners on the project include Rabina Properties and Cammeby’s International Group.

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World World Group and Rabina Properties executives gather atop QLIC to celebrate the topping out.

“QLIC will reflect and contribute to the liveliness and energy of Long Island City,” said David Lowenfeld, COO of World Wide Group.

Designed by Perkins Eastman, the building will provide over 25,000 square feet of amenities – including a rooftop outdoor pool with a landscaped deck overlooking the Manhattan skyline, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a private garden, indoor parking and a bike room. RKF is the exclusive agent for 8,300 square feet of ground-level retail space, while aptsandlofts.com is handling residential leasing.

QLIC is joining a host of new residential, hotel, and office developments in Long Island City. The building is within a five block radius of eight subway lines (7, N, Q, E, F, M, R and G) and the trip to 59th Street and Lexington Avenue is one stop away and takes approximately five minutes. Additionally, the entrance to the building is adjacent to Long Island City’s highly-used bike path to Manhattan.

The tower will welcome its first residents in early 2015.