The Topping Out of Two Gotham Center


The topping out this week of the 662,000-square-foot tower, developed by Tishman Speyer in Long Island City.

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(l-r) Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York president Gary LaBarbera; Tishman Speyer president and co-CEO Rob Speyer; City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley; Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services Linda Gibbs; Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert Lieber; Economic Development Corporation president Seth Pinsky; Queens Borough President Helen Marshall; and city Administrative Services Commissioner Martha Hirst.

Diane Bondareff.

Construction workers sign one of the beams for the 21-story, mixed-use, Class A tower.

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall signs a beam for the tower.

Tishman Speyer co-CEO Rob Speyer speaks at the topping out.

The 662,000-square-foot tower, developed by Tishman Speyer, is expected to be completed in 2011. The city’s Health Department will occupy the office portion.