Helmut Jahn’s towering 50 West Street to rise from the dead

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Helmut Jahn’s $600 million hotel and condominium tower at 50 West Street is coming back to life after a three-year hiatus during the downturn. According to the Post, developer Francis Greenburger of Time Equities paid $1.5 million last week to obtain new construction permits for the 714-foot-tall, 65-story project, which is slated to go up south of the World Trade Center site and which had previously been shelved since 2008. Curbed reported yesterday that the Department of Buildings has just issued a new permit at the time to Gruzen Samton Architects, the local architect of record (Jahn is still the design architect). Plans call for a 139-room hotel on floors four through 13 of the building, while floors 14 through 63 will contain 301 condos (a massive duplex penthouse will take up part of the 62nd floor and all of the 63rd). On floors 64 and 65 will be a lounge. [Post] and [Curbed]