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Check Out FiDi's Shiny New Helmut

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Earlier this week, developer Time Equities broke ground on architect Helmut Jahn's 65-story hotel/condo tower at 50 West Street. And to celebrate said occasion, the company issued a new rendering of the $600 million tower, which is expected to be completed in 2011. It replaces the tiny one we've been using all this time, and it is very very large. Here's what the site looked like not to long ago...

The 580,000-sqaure-foot tower will have 280 condos and 155 hotel rooms, as well as some retail. It's shooting for LEED Gold certification, with a green roof, sustainable construction materials, energy efficient glass façade, etc.
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50 West Street

50 West Street, New York, NY 10280