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Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | World Trade Center District:

Revealed: 50 Trinity Place

BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON JANUARY 20TH 2014 AT 8:30 AM

50 Trinity Place

A new hotel is about to begin rising at 50 Trinity Place, and it will stand approximately 35 floors. The project’s developer had been Sam Chang — who had commissioned a Gene Kaufman design — but the site was sold in 2012. A series of permits were filed in 2013, and it seems the site may be creeping back to life, with workers spotted this week.

50 Trinity Place — image via Hotel Management

50 Trinity Place will be on the larger side for new budget hotels in the Financial District, though its size won’t translate into any appreciable charm; the building’s appearance will be rather Spartan, lacking any apparent detailing. While budget hotels are typified by mundane architecture, the antecedent structure was small, but clad in terracotta — its replacement could at least give a slight nod to the area’s history.

50 Trinity Place

Trinity Place is seeing some major changes this decade; besides 50 Trinity, redevelopment will soon begin at 68-74 Trinity Place, which will be demolished to make way for a new mixed-use project. Though the loss of the original structure will be a shame given its ornate, pre-war detailing, at least that building’s Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed replacement will be appealing.

Despite the lack of permits, demolition of the old structure at 50 Trinity Place is complete, and excavation appears to be imminent.


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DOB Digest: FIT Investment Files for 29-Story, 188-Room Hotel at 50 Trinity Place

50 Trinity Place: FIT Investment Corporation has filed applications for a 29-story, 188-key hotel building of nearly 72,100 square feet spanning the vacant lots of 50-52 Trinity Place, in the Financial District. The size of the building has been slightly reduced from earlier proposals, and Peter Poon is designing.


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Imagine the blind walls… #disgrace


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What a waste of a nice site, guess its just following the trend of ugly hotels all over the city though


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This is way better than what was proposed.


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At least we dodged another Kaufman disgrace here. He and Chang are a scourge to the city.


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So we lose a gem, sit on our asses ten years waiting for the space to come together again, and bingo, it sucks.

I guess that it’s better than Kaufman and the poon that was supposed to rise here, but still pretty bad.


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New York has no respect for old things. It’s inconceivable that So Low is being allowed to raze gorgeous old buildings on 57th. The same holds true for the Philistines who razed 29-31 W 57th across the street and let it sit empty for years.