BIG reveals new renderings of its Astoria film studio after Community Board approval

Nearly two years after the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) first revealed that they were working with Robert De Niro to design a “vertical village” of a film and television studio in Astoria, Queens, new design details have finally emerged. Two weeks ago, the $400 million Wildflower Studios film campus won approval from Community Board 1 and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, key endorsements required before the project can rise.

Astoria and neighboring Long Island City have been centers for New York City’s film and television industry for over a century; the Museum of the Moving Image, for instance, tracks the area’s local productions, including Sesame Street. Wildflower Studios, which is

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