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FXFOWLE's Trinity Place Tower Gets Landmarks Approval

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The FXFOWLE-designed tower got the okay to rise from the Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has okayed Trinity Place Holdings's plans for a 35-story mixed use project at 77 Greenwich Street (a.k.a. 42 Trinity Place). The development will replace a "comically depressing" Syms store-come-bunker in the Financial District that's been on the outs since 2008, when the clothing retailer bought air rights from a neighboring building sparking rumors of a new development at the site.

The fugly bunker that was Syms isn't landmarked—the design for FXFOWLE's new 35-story tower was reviewed by the LPC because it cantilevers over the neighboring Robert and Anne Dickey House, an individual city landmark, YIMBY says.

Tuesday was not the first time the new building came up in front of the LPC. The design that FXFOWLE presented was modified from its last showing in front of the LPC to include smaller cantilevers. The plan, as approved, will have 85 luxury condos, 7,000 square feet of retail along Greenwich Street, and a 476-seat elementary school for Manhattan's District 2.

FXFOWLE's design will stand approximately 500 feet. The school at the base will be wrapped in a limestone base topped by pleated glass curtain wall.