The Great Dummy Permit Frenzy of September 2014 has yet another applicant, though YIMBY already revealed the project earlier this year. The first filings are up for 101 Murray Street, between Murray and Warren in Tribeca; they list Goldstein Hill & West as the architect of record, and Fisher Brothers as the developer.
The permits indicate a height of 857 feet, which would be lower than figures attached to the renderings. DOB numbers also typically indicate the height to the highest occupied floor, rather than the actual roof, which could account for the discrepancy. The building’s 365,162 square feet of residential floorspace will be split between 139 residences, translating into a per-unit average of approximately 2,500 square feet.
Kohn Pedersen Fox is designing, and the tower’s actual height is likely closer to 950 feet. Its 62 stories will have a flute-like appearance, and levels 55-58 will have one unit apiece. The top four floors will be used for mechanical space, though the exact numbers and configuration may shift, pending amendments to the initial pre-building code-change filings. A 2,887-square foot retail component is also included on the ground level.
101 Murray will clearly be targeted towards an uber-wealthy clientele, given the generous floorplates and the Tribeca location. Similar projects are already underway at 30 Park Place, 56 Leonard, and 50 West, though per information attached to renderings, Fisher Brothers’ tower will be the tallest of the bunch.
Demolition on the old St. John’s building that currently occupies the site is already underway, though the old structure’s substantial size means that excavation is still a ways out. No word regarding financing has been released, but the building has been marketed as 101 Tribeca, capitalizing on the neighborhood. The Witkoff Group is also involved with the project, and given the firm’s recent success at 150 Charles, developer experience is definitely on 101 Murray’s side.
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