Helmut Jahn’s website has new renderings of the firm’s 50 West Street, which has undergone a minor re-design after the Hurricane Sandy debacle. The only major changes appear to have occurred at the base, which seems to have been halved in height. Rising 714 feet and 65 stories, 50 West Street will be distinctive but not prominent, as the World Trade Center is only a few blocks to the north—it will act as a residential stepping-stone to the new complex, and contain a total of 302 units.
Accompanying the new images of the tower are permits that have been re-approved; as of May 8th, all systems look to be a go for the tower’s construction. Activity on the site originally began back in the 2000s, but the building was put on-hold by the financial crisis. Along with 50 West Street, other towers in the vicinity that have sprung back to life include 56 Leonard and 99 Church, and the Downtown residential boom appears to be picking up steam.
The new permits indicate no changes to the building’s height. No dates for completion have been released, nor has there been any official notification of the resumption of construction, but the flurry of activity is an indicator movement should be imminent.