October 19, 2017
Bjarke Ingels Group to Design Revised HFZ Capital Building on 29th Street
Over one year ago we reported on the ambitious development project by HFZ Capital adjacent to Marble Collegiate Church at 29th Street. A distinctive 64-floor tower measuring 830 feet was set to rise amidst one of NoMad’s most treasured blocks. The skyscraper, designed by architect Moshe Sadie, would occupy the same location as the since demolished Bancroft Building.
However, as reported by CityRealty and Curbed, plans for the site at 3 West 29th Street have since changed. After noticing a sudden uptick in activity at the building site, CityRealty found that a new building application form was filed. Listed was an entirely new architect for the project and a revised height for the new construction — rather than 64 floors, the new building will now top out at 33 floors.
The new architect for the project will now be renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. Ingels is famous for his NYC projects such as Via 57 West (pictured above) and 2 World Trade Center. We will be sure to pass along any renderings of the new NoMad tower, which is planned to be mostly commercial offices, as soon as we get the images.