Whew, it turns out the tall residential tower planned for Murray Street won't actually have a metallic spaceship at its pinnacle. But man, will it be tall. As first reported by New York YIMBY, Fisher Brothers and The Witkoff Groupdevelopers of the site between Greenwich and West streets that was formerly a dorm for St. John's Universityhave tapped Kohn Pedersen Fox to design a glassy skyscraper for 101 Murray that gently curves outwards into a slightly wider apex. The 63-story building would house 129 condos, and while its exact height is as of yet unclear, YIMBY approximates it at 950 feet, which would make it downtown's tallest residential building. Oh, and it got a trendy new name, apparently: 101 Tribeca.
A site that the same Fisher-Witkoff duo used to own at 22 Thames Street was slated to house downtown's tallest residential buildinga highly coveted superlative, or so it seemsbut they just sold off the vacant parcel to Michael Shvo for a whopping $180 million. It's unclear whether Shvo will build the Rafael Vinoly-designed slender glassy thing that was supposed to rise 957 feet.
Either way, YIMBY notes, what's planned for Murray Street will trump Silverstein-Robert A.M. Stern limestone goliath's, 30 Park Place, as well as Jenga-tastic tower 56 Leonard, and the many, many other Financial District-area residential projects
· Revealed: 101 Tribeca, Downtown's (Future) Tallest Residential Building [YIMBY]
· All 101 Murray Street coverage [Curbed]