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FXFOWLE's 500-foot Trinity Place tower finally moves forward

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The FXFOWLE-designed building will rise on the former site of a “comically depressing” Syms store

There is new movement on the much-discussed 500-foot tower at 42 Trinity Place, to be formally known as 77 Greenwich Street. Over the weekend, Trinity Place Holdings, the developer on the project, filed new plans for the 40-story mixed-use building, reports YIMBY.

The gleaming FiDi high-rise is slated to replace the "comically depressing" former Syms store, once a joyless haven of discount suits. The new 280,700-square-foot development, designed by FXFOWLE, will be home to condos, retail space, and a new elementary school.

The 476-seat school zoned for Manhattan’s District 2 will take up the first eight floors, plus the landmarked Dickey House next door. (That the new towers cantilever over the Dickey House is the reason the project needed permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commission back in March.)

But let’s talk about the building’s 90 luxury condos! According to YIMBY, they’ll average about 1,800 square feet per unit, and the Post estimates they’ll go for something in the $2,000 to $3,000 per square foot range.

Predictably, the building will be outfitted with a solid roster of amenities: residents will get access to a gym, three shared roof decks, a kid’s play area, a lounge with a kitchen, and a dog spa. Also, extremely convenient elementary school access. If all goes according to plan, construction on the project will wrap up sometime in 2019.