Trinity Church seeks developer for FiDi high-rise

A major NYC property holder, the religious group tapped Pelli Clarke Pelli to design tower

A rendering of the tower at 68-74 Trinity Place (Courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli)
A rendering of the tower at 68-74 Trinity Place (Courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli)

Trinity Church has turned its attention to finding a developer for its new 296,000-square-foot mixed-use tower at 68-74 Trinity Place in the Financial District, the New York Observer reported. The building will include a six- or seven-story base reserved for the church’s offices, topped by a 25-story residential tower, James Cooper, rector of Trinity Wall Street, said.

The entrance to the residential tower will be on Greenwich Street, while the entrance to The Church Space Will Be On Trinity Place. Trinity tapped architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli to design the tower, where construction is slated to be completed in 2017, Jason Pizer, president of the church’s real estate group, told the Observer.

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“We are delighted to be able to engage the extraordinary talents of Pelli Clarke Pelli as we move forward in the design and development process to create an inspiring new mixed-use ministry building that complements Richard Upjohn’s historic Trinity Church,” Cooper in a statement to the Observer.

The parish – one of the city’s wealthiest – is a major property owner in the Hudson Square area, with about 6 million square feet of holdings. [NYO]Hiten Samtani