FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A 500-foot "pleated" glass tower will be the home of the recently announced new elementary school in the Financial District.
The School Construction Authority announced plans earlier this month for a public 476-seat elementary school inside 77 Greenwich St., a yet-to-be built mixed-use tower.
On Wednesday, the building's developer, Trinity Place Holdings Inc., released new details and renderings for the planned luxury skyscraper.
The soaring, 500-foot building will feature a pleated glass exterior, and house about 85 luxury condo units that will sit above the school. The school will be built into its planned limestone base.
The condo portion of the tower will start at about 150 feet up, "allowing for panoramic views of New York Harbor, the Hudson River as well as the New York City skyline from every home in the building,” said Trinity's President and CEO Matthew Messinger in a statement.
The building will also include retail space, the developer said.
The development is sited at the former Syms Clothing store building, between Rector and Edgar streets, and also includes neighboring landmarked building, the Robert and Ann Dickey House.
The federal-style Dickey House, built in the 1800s, "will be meticulously restored and the interiors will be adaptively restored," the company said in a statement.
Construction is set to start in 2016 and is slated to be complete by 2019, a spokeswoman for the company said.