After years of speculation, there's finally some insight into what will rise in place of the fugly Financial District bunker that was Syms, the discount men's suit warehouse. For years there's been grumblings about a supertall tower at the site bounded by Greenwich, Rector, and Edgar streets and Trinity Place, as the holding company that materialized out of Syms's 2011 bankruptcy filing snatched up air rights from surrounding buildings, but the Post's Lois Weis now has the scoop: the site, at 42 Trinity Place, will give rise to a 500-foot condo tower.
"There were a lot of fun rumors," Trinity Place Holdings President and CEO Matthew Messinger told the Post, no doubt referring to the gossip that the site may sprout an 80-story tower. According to the Post, what is actually coming to the site is a 285,000 tower with a nine-story pre-K through 5th grade school in its base and about 85 condos. As plans for the site are finalized, the unit count may "bounce around modestly." The building will also have about 7,000 square feet of retail space.
Because the school will occupy the first nine stories, or 150 feet, of the building, each condo will have river views. Other building amenities will include a roof deck, bike storage, and a dog spa. A plaza adjacent to the site will be enlarged into a half acre park.
FXFOWLE, which was brought onto the project as early as 2014, will design the tower, and Deborah Berke will handle its "warm and comfortable" interiors.
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