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Silvercup Studios West

Silvercup Studios, currently home to the filming of many movies and TV shows such as The Sopranos, is proposing a two-million-square-foot development just south of the Queensboro bridge in Queens. The $1 billion complex will include soundstages, offices, and 1000 apartments, 150 of which will be earmarked for people with low and moderate incomes. The site now hosts a power generating station, a city salt pile, and the Terra Cotta building, which will be restored. Sitework is set to begin in 2008, with completion expected in 2012.

This development is closely interlinked with:
Long Island City Rezoning & Development