COURT SQUARE — Another towering skyscraper is coming to Long Island City.
United Construction and Development Group is planning a 78-story, 964-foot tower at 23-15 44th Dr. in Court Square, next to CUNY Law School and across the street from the Citigroup building, city records show.
If built, it would be the tallest building in Queens — surpassing the height of both the 49-story Citigroup building, currently the borough's tallest, as well as another 70-story tower being planned for Queens Plaza.
The development will contain 774 apartments as well as retail space on the ground floor and parking for 103 cars, according to plans filed with the Department of Buildings Saturday.
The building will be called the Court Square City View Tower, according to the developer's website. Renderings of the project posted online show a glassy structure that dwarfs the nearby Citigroup building.
Construction is expected to start in 2017, according to the developer's website.
The project is one of several recent and future developments that are changing the skyline of Long Island City, as planners are building taller than ever before.
Last year, Property Markets Group and The Hakim Organization filed plans to build a 70-story, 772-foot tower at 29-37 41st Ave., next door to the landmarked Clock Tower building.