The old 11-story Moody's building at 99 Church Street used to look like that, but now it looks like that. The funeral shroud is up because WTC developer Larry Silverstein is knocking the building down and replacing it with a Robert A.M. Stern-designed 60-story hotel/condo tower. We still say it should be replaced with this, but whatevs. CityRealty has an update on the process, and apparently internal demolition of the building is complete. Asbestos abatement is going on this week, and next week the structure should start coming down. Fun, but when do we get to see the fresh goods? Well, according to a Silverstein mouthpiece, Stern's design will be ready in about a month. Will the 15 Central Park West magic extend downtown? TBD!
· Demolition proceeds at 99 Church Street [CityRealty]
· Silverstein & Stern Pinky Promise Over 99 Church Street [Curbed]
· Silverstein's 99 Church Street Explodes Our World [Curbed]