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Trump Soho: 45 Stories for Hudson Square

You're looking live at a rendering for the proposed Trump International Hotel & Tower SoHo, a 45-story tower slated for Spring Street between Varick and Sixth Avenue. Architect David Rockwell envisions 400 hotel rooms plus the de rigueur spa and "high-end restaurant." In classic Trump style, let's cut to the hype, from a Post story today:

Barring any glitches in the approval process, groundbreaking on the structure at 246 Spring, between Varick St. and Sixth Avenue, is expected to begin before the end of this year, according to Donald Trump Jr. - who, along with his father and sister Ivanka, is overseeing the project. It will also be one of the two projects that will be offered to tonight's winner of "The Apprentice."Hypetastic! And nary a word about community opposition, which we imagine we'll be hearing plenty about. After all, with Ian Schrager's recently announced plan for a luxury hotel across the way from the Soho Grand, the western reaches of Soho are looking pretty damn touristy.
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