I love the WFC, but this also will be a great addition.
This is a really crappy location located at the anus of the BBT.
The prior plans to demolish the garages and cap the BBT Anus must be revived.
The junky, small white building in the distance (which is largely obscured by a tree) will be razed and replaced by 77 Greenwich. This depicts the site from the south.
This is what it looks like to the south of where I was standing.
This is the view to the west of where I was standing.
Here’s an aerial shot of those heinous, huge garages, and a portion of the BBT road network.
This shows the plan to raze the garages and cap the BBT’s anus.
hahahaha Robert, you crack me up. Lets hope this anus gets bleached and embellished.
I agree, Robert!
Is that garage slated to go down soon?
Not that I’m aware of.
FX Fowle does good work and I have no doubt this will be an attractive tower, but I really hope we start seeing some more diverse materials being used in Lower Manhattan. More stone, terra-cotta, exposed concrete or metal framing would really help keep all the new glass towers in balance.
That blank wall will be obscured in no time though.
Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | World Trade Center District:
December 17, 2014 | 2:15am
We also hear that Harmon, Spies and and Kevin Donner of Eastdil Secured were just hired to market the development site that includes the former Syms store at 42 Trinity Place in Lower Manhattan. Sitting west of Trinity Church, it also includes 67 Greenwich St. and 81 Greenwich St.
The trio was hired by former Forest City executive, Matthew Messinger, now CEO of Trinity Place Holding, which took over the assets of the failed discount retailer.
Architects FxFowle have already prepared a rendering to help market the site that can be developed as-of-right with a mixed-use building of roughly 300,000 square feet. Nearby, Time Equities is averaging $2,400 per square foot for its condominiums on West Street and the future buyer of this site could include condos and hotel or even office space along with street retail.
The site on Feb 29th. Hopefully, by the next Feb 29th, the new Tower will have risen.
Interestingly, the developers did not obtain the adjacent brick building or the adjacent lot. Those sites clearly will be developed at some point
From the Trinity side:
From the Greenwich side:
I’m surprised too. The PR for the developer tells me only the white building is coming down though. I think the entire block should be razed (including that ugly landmarked building on the southern end). Somebody could build a striking tower with quite a unique footprint.
This tower will complement this western skyline downtown.