111 Murray Street’s progression from old college building to development site took place relatively quickly, and while the ultimate tower will not have a spaceship perched at its top, it will be very tall and very glassy. YIMBY revealed the actual design last year, and new zoning diagrams filed with the DOB confirm that the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed scheme will soon be realized.
The envelope in the diagrams also matches the height figures on permits, and 111 Murray Street will stand 857 feet to its roof. That’s slightly below what YIMBY had guessed its height would be based on the most recent renderings, but the building will still be among the tallest residential skyscrapers in Lower Manhattan. It will stand just above the 821-foot tall 56 Leonard, but below the 937-foot 30 Park Place.
Projects that will likely be rising alongside 111 Murray include another two major towers: the 800-foot tall 250 South Street, revealed last week, as well as the tentatively 1,356-foot tall 125 Greenwich Street.
The project’s name has seen several changes, and it was originally referred to as either 101 Murray or 101 Tribeca. Luckily the futuristic design has proven resilient, contrary to an erroneous story from earlier this year, and it appears that renderings already released will be a fairly close match to what’s ultimately built. Fisher Brothers and Witkoff are the site’s developers.
111 Murray will have a fairly rectangular envelope overall, though its form tapers slightly outwards as the tower reaches its highest floors, maximizing the space that will sell for top dollar. A glass shroud will taper to two separate points above the highest floor, also providing a convenient hiding place for the building’s rooftop mechanicals.
The project is currently expected to open in 2017, and the old St. John’s building is already demolished.
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