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Old February 5th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #121
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I like how people cried out for the crappy old building, that use to be there. Not every old ran down building in NYC a work of art. If I told you it was a crackhouse your tears would stop righhhht, well I can't say that because I don't know if it was lol.
The old building that used to be there used to be called Crystal building and had very interesting looks like copper roof with plaster masks on the wall. If this roof was somehow saved instead of being just thrown out no one would cry for the building itself - ti was nothing special. And this particular building if not all of it then part of it for sure was a work of art.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 03:37 AM   #122
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Heard it from the grapevine...

Is 50 West St. reawakening?

http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...l=1#post341769
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 04:52 AM   #123
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Heard it from the grapevine...

Is 50 West St. reawakening?

http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...l=1#post341769

In the last post on the page you linked above, the guy points to a HUGE car park East of the tower's site... Are there any plans to tear it down and build anew? The lot it huge, it'd be a semi WTC by itself IF redeveloped!
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Old June 17th, 2011, 11:03 PM   #124
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Old June 18th, 2011, 07:23 AM   #125
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dude read the date, I wrote that over a year ago. So quit bumping threads.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 03:23 AM   #126
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011, by Pete Davies



The big and shiny Helmut Jahn hotel/condo combo at 50 West Street is back from the dead and getting ready to rise just south of the World Trade Center site. The plan from West Street Development LLC, 65 stories growing 714 feet into the downtown sky above the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, first came to light back in 2008, but it skidded to a stop along with the economy. Now a permit for the new building has been issued to the architect of record, Gruzen Samton Architects. But this is still Helmut's baby and his design, described by some as a ginormous silver sex toy, can be seen on the Murphy Jahn website, where it's tagged as the "Time Equities Tower." But don't let the mundane name fool you.

In the DOB's files the Schedule A shows that a 139-room hotel will cover floors 4 to 13. Up above, from floors 14 to 63, will be 301 condo units with a super-duplex on two upper floors. Way up high on Floor 65, where views should be phenomenal, a lounge will top it all off. This tower, peaking at 714', will rival neighbors all around, nearly three times as tall as the 33-story Visionaire across West Street and topping the 56-story W Downtown a couple of blocks north. As for more immediate surroundings, Helmut's hi-rise will totally eclipse the neighbor to the north, a brown pile of condos at 33 Rector Street. If things move ahead as planned, 50 West should be ready for residents at just about the same time that Anna Wintour and her Conde Nast crew move into their new WTC digs sometime in 2014.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 03:59 AM   #127
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Great news Looks like a good design to, hopefully they will use high quality materials i.e cladding, which could be be the make or break of the design. Nice sleek design though, should look good
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Old July 7th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #128
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In the last post on the page you linked above, the guy points to a HUGE car park East of the tower's site... Are there any plans to tear it down and build anew? The lot it huge, it'd be a semi WTC by itself IF redeveloped!
Yeah, heres a link to just sort of a preliminary study/proposal on SSP. The garage has 3 million sf of residential developable air rights, which is a lot obviously. So eventually something north of 1,000 ft and all residential will get built there, but who knows when.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #129
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Good for NY! Now I'm waiting for some good news about 99 Church Street!
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Old July 7th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #130
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Good for NY! Now I'm waiting for some good news about 99 Church Street!
Is 99 church street on hold as well?
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Old July 7th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #131
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Is 99 church street on hold as well?
Yes. Larry Silverstein has hinted at resuming construction soon, possibly by mid 2012.










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Old July 8th, 2011, 03:14 AM   #132
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Awesome..When you think New York can't get any better these days, it shows that it can..
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Old July 8th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #133
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I see good times coming to new york.

With every skyscraper is new york a better city. (street canyons)

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Old July 8th, 2011, 10:31 PM   #134
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Old July 9th, 2011, 12:53 AM   #135
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Nice. I like the slenderness and the elegant shape.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 09:05 AM   #136
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Jahn's rendering of 50 West Street and developer Francis GreenburgerDeveloper


Francis Greenburger's Time Equities is putting the kibosh on speculation that a revival of its planned, Helmut Jahn-designed 50 West Street tower is imminent.

Yesterday, the developer was reported to have paid $1.5 million to obtain new permits for its $600 million, 65-story hotel and condominium project, which has been shelved since 2008, causing several publications to infer that this signaled the rebirth of one of Lower Manhattan's largest stalled developments. But contrary to those reports, Time Equities said today that such conclusions are "premature."

Time Equities did obtain new permits at the site, but only because it changed the contractor of record to Skanska after its previous contractor, HRH, decided to pursue a Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in April, the company said. According to the statement, "this was an administrative change and required only normal filing fees… 50 West is currently in pre-development and Time Equities looks forward to ultimately completing a successful project at the site."

If and when the tower does go up, Time Equities' plans call for a 139-room hotel on floors four through 13 of the building, with 301 condos on floors 14 through 63 and a two-story lounge on the top two floors. -- Sarabeth
Paying $1.5 million for an "administrative change" suggests that Time Equities is quite serious about building this tower. Stay tuned...
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Old July 9th, 2011, 09:42 AM   #137
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i like the design hopefully it actually looks like that render.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 09:45 AM   #138
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Wow, the rounded corners of this building definitely softens the neighboring boxes.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:02 AM   #139
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Elegant, simple, pretty.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 03:54 PM   #140
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The 15 Aug 2011 edition of Crains NY reports that this tower is financed, that a deal with a hotel is imminent and that this beauty is ready to go!
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