MdeAS Architects

MdeAS Architects

New York, NY



As the first ground-up commercial building in Long Island City in over a decade, The JACX pioneers contemporary work culture into this emerging mixed-use neighborhood by promoting wellness and sustainability through dynamic architectural design. One subway stop from Manhattan, The JACX is comprised of 1.1 million square feet of new office space and 50,000 square feet of retail. The development is characterized by two identical 26 story towers featuring raw concrete and textured earth-colored terra cotta panels that define it amongst the predominantly all glass surrounding buildings.

Leading the way in merging wellness with workplace design, The JACX towers house contemporary office space overlooking a 1.5-acre landscaped park on the 5th Floor roof terrace, creating a connection to the natural environment and providing nontraditional space for building inhabitants to work, socialize, and regroup.

The JACX is projected LEED Silver for the core and shell and has a façade composed of high-performance glass windows and multi-toned terracotta spandrel panels in a nod to the neighborhood’s history of industrial manufacturing.

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Status: Built
Location: Long Island City, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect