When HFZ Capital razed the
landmarked historic Bancroft Building and two other properties on West 30th Street, what exactly the developer was planning for the site was still a mystery. Some took a leap of faith and guessed at what the mixed-use tower would look likeand to be sure, none of them reproduced the former 19th century office building's decorated red and white striped facade. Now, a first rendering for the building that will rise on West 30th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenuesgiven the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commissionhas made its way down the pipeline along with some crucial information about the building's design.
HFZ, who's developing the project in a joint venture with the Collegiate Churches of New York has tapped international architect and 2015 AIA National Gold Medal recipient Moshe Safdie to design a 64-story tower for the site, the Post reports. At nearly 800 feet tall, the glass tower will have some outcroppings and a limestone base that will hold office and programming space for the Marble Collegiate Church. The funds generated by the development of the building will support the restoration of the neighboring church, built in 1854, and programs of the Collegiate Churches.
The building will sit on a block-through site that borders both West 29th and West 30th streets. A public park designed by HM White will be added along West 29th Street. The tower will front on West 30th Street, but an address and a name have yet to be announced.
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