Revealed: 50 Trinity Place

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A new hotel is about to begin rising at 50 Trinity Place, and it will stand approximately 35 floors. The project’s developer had been Sam Chang — who had commissioned a Gene Kaufman design — but the site was sold in 2012. A series of permits were filed in 2013, and it seems the site may be creeping back to life, with workers spotted this week.

50 Trinity Place

50 Trinity Place — image via Hotel Management

50 Trinity Place will be on the larger side for new budget hotels in the Financial District, though its size won’t translate into any appreciable charm; the building’s appearance will be rather Spartan, lacking any apparent detailing. While budget hotels are typified by mundane architecture, the antecedent structure was small, but clad in terracotta — its replacement could at least give a slight nod to the area’s history.

50 Trinity Place

50 Trinity Place

Trinity Place is seeing some major changes this decade; besides 50 Trinity, redevelopment will soon begin at 68-74 Trinity Place, which will be demolished to make way for a new mixed-use project. Though the loss of the original structure will be a shame given its ornate, pre-war detailing, at least that building’s Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed replacement will be appealing.

Despite the lack of permits, demolition of the old structure at 50 Trinity Place is complete, and excavation appears to be imminent.

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