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Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
30 Park Place.jpg
The Four Seasons Hotel
Alternative names30 Park Place
99 Church Street
Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown
General information
TypeResidential, hotel
Construction started2007
OpeningMarch 22nd, 2016
Antenna spire926 ft (282 m)[2]
Roof926 ft (282 m)
Top floor869 ft (265 m)
Technical details
Floor count82[1]
Floor area683,002 sq ft (63,453.0 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectRobert A. M. Stern
DeveloperSilverstein Properties
Structural engineerWSP Cantor Seinuk
Main contractorTishman Construction

The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, also known as 30 Park Place, is a hotel and residential skyscraper in Tribeca, Manhattan, New York City. At 926 feet (282 m), the tower is one of the tallest residential buildings in Lower Manhattan.[3] The top floors of the 82-story building, known as the Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown, have 157 residences, ranging from one to six bedrooms, all reached through a dedicated residential lobby at 30 Park Place. Below is a 189-room Four Seasons Hotel, with its own lobby on Barclay Street,[4] which opened in September 2016.[5]


30 Park Place under construction, as seen from One World Observatory in 2015

Larry Silverstein's Silverstein Properties, developer of the nearby World Trade Center, purchased the property at 99 Church Street for $170 million from Moody's Corporation in November 2006. At the time, the site was occupied by an 11-story, 441,000 square feet (41,000 m2) office building built in 1951 that served as Moody's headquarters. However, Moody's had recently agreed to move to Silverstein's 7 World Trade Center which would leave the Church Street building vacant in 2007.[6] At the time, the developer and CalSTRS planned to tear down the offices and replace it with a 58-story residential tower.[7]

In March 2007, Silverstein officially unveiled plans for a 60-story, mixed-use tower on the site that would include a boutique hotel on the building's first 20 stories.[8] The 2011 Driehaus Prize winner Robert A. M. Stern was revealed as the architect in November 2007 when Silverstein announced that the building would begin construction in mid 2008 for an early 2011 completion.[9] Demolition of the previous 11-story building began in November 2007. The building's 80-story, 912 feet (278 m) tall design was showcased in January 2008 during which Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts (partly owned by Cascade Investment controlled by Bill Gatеs) was revealed as the hotel operator, along with the official address of 30 Park Place.[10][11] However, by March 2009 the project was on hold as Silverstein was unable to acquire financing during the Financial crisis of 2007–2008.[12]

Larry Silverstein announced a new start date of 2012 and a completion date of 2014 at the Bloomberg Real Estate Briefing in November 2010.[13] In May 2013, Silverstein Properties secured $660 million for construction financing from UK hedge fund The Children's Investment Fund.[14][15] Tishman Construction managed the project. Construction began in the fall of 2013, the building topped out in early 2015, and installation of the exterior and windows was finished in August 2015.[16] The hotel celebrated its grand opening on September 19, 2016.[5] At the time it was the second tallest residential building in Downtown Manhattan, after 70 Pine Street.[16]


Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown features 189 guest rooms and suites, a 75-foot lap pool, a spa with seven treatment rooms, 24-hour business services, and a 24-hour gym.[17][18] Just off the lobby is CUT by Wolfgang Puck, the celebrity chef's first New York City restaurant.[19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Four Seasons Hotel and Condominium". Skyscraper Page. Archived from the original on September 26, 2008. Retrieved August 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "30 Park Place - The Skyscraper Center". Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Morrone, Francis, At Home Among the Clouds, The New York Sun, February 14, 2008
  4. ^ Hughes, C.J., In High Gear, The New York Times, April 24, 2014
  5. ^ a b Viju Mathew (September 19, 2016). "Tribeca's Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown Celebrates Its Grand Opening". Robb Report. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  6. ^ Levitt, David. "Silverstein To Buy Moody's Headquarters Building". Bloomberg.
  7. ^ Lombino, David (December 22, 2006). "Silverstein Says Farewell Pataki, Hello 2007". New York Sun.
  8. ^ Horsley, Carter (March 14, 2007). "Silverstein plans mixed-use tower next to Woolworth Building". CityRealty.
  9. ^ Hope, Bradley (October 15, 2007). "Silverstein Is Going Upscale Downtown". New York Sun.
  10. ^ Arak, Joey (January 29, 2008). "Stern's 99 Church Revealed: Four Seasons! Limestone!". Curbed New York.
  11. ^ "Silverstein Partners with Four Seasons for New Downtown Development". Silverstein Properties. January 29, 2008.
  12. ^ Arak, Joey (March 31, 2009). "The Silverstein Stays in the Picture". Curbed New York.
  13. ^ Pruitt, A.D. (November 4, 2010). "Still Without Financing, Silverstein Gives Four Seasons New Timeline". The Wall Street Journal.
  14. ^ Polsky, Sara, The World Is Finally Ready for Larry Silverstein's 30 Park Place Curbed, "May 15, 2013")
  15. ^ Plagianos, Irene (January 23, 2015). "PHOTOS: Check Out the View From Downtown's Tallest Residential Tower". DNAInfo. Archived from the original on June 6, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  16. ^ a b Budin, Jeremiah (August 24, 2015). "Robert A.M. Stern's 30 Park Place Is Now Fully Sheathed". Curbed. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  17. ^ Keith Flamer (May 31, 2018), "30 Park Place Unveils Penthouse 82, New York City's Tallest Sky Perch", Forbes
  18. ^ (5 Oct 2016) "Four Seasons and Silverstein Properties host ribbon cutting to open new Four Seasons New York Downtown", Silverstein Properties
  19. ^ (29 Oct 2015) "Cut by Wolfgang Puck at 30 Park Place", Silverstein Properties

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