Sven's gleaming, curved façade rises in Long Island City and reflects the heart of the neighborhood. Designed by Handel Architects, the tower's 71 stories combine the beauty of clean design with remarkable environmental achievements.
EMBRACING THE PAST
At its base, Sven cradles the historic site of the former Bank of Manhattan Building. Completed in 1927, this structure, also known as The Queens Clock Tower was once the tallest building in Long Island City. This tower is a beautiful part of Queens history and received landmark designation in 2015. Now the Clock Tower has been ushered into the present, grounding Sven in history.
SUSTAINABILITY MADE REAL
Sustainability is not just a buzzword at Sven. Environmental responsibility and resident wellness are woven throughout the building's design, construction, operations and management. Centered around four core elements - Water, Earth, Energy, and Air - Sven provides a home where people thrive. Sven is anticipated to be designated LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council, their highest sustainability certification.
- Water: An on-site blackwater treatment plant and water-efficient fixtures save millions of gallons of water each year while also protecting our local ecosystem and New York City’s waterways
- Earth: All building materials are thoroughly vetted and responsibly sourced based on health and wellness, performance, and durability criteria. Our holistic process examines the entire life-cycle of everything that goes into our building to ensure products do not poison our environment and can be reused, recycled, repurposed and upcycled
- Energy: An on-site cogeneration plant produces both electricity and heat cleanly and efficiently. All building mechanical systems are optimized to reduce energy consumption, further lowering Sven’s C02 emissions
- Air: Meticulously engineered building systems, copious amounts of highly filtered air, and careful material selection ensure optimum indoor environmental quality and the health and wellness of all occupants