Trump and Cappelli partnership triumphs in White Plains plans.
City Center and Louis R. Cappelli Louis R. Cappelli (b. 1951) is a real estate developer most active in Westchester County, New York. Sometimes called "The Donald Trump of Westchester," Cappelli has developed more than four million square feet of mixed use, retail, waterfront, residential, office were once again at the heart of excitement in downtown White Plains last week when a spectacular double ceremony was held marking the "topping off" of the 35-story Trump Tower Trump Tower
Trump Tower is the name used for several skyscrapers owned and operated by real estate magnate Donald Trump. Each of these skyscrapers is predominantly composed of residential condominiums and found in major cities. at City Center and the start of demolition to make way for Cappelli's latest project, the $375 million Renaissance Square hotel, residential and office complex.
Cappelli, president of Cappelli Enterprises, and Donald J. Trump, who is partnering with him on the ultra-luxurious new 212--residence Trump Tower condominium condominium
In modern property law, individual ownership of one dwelling unit within a multidwelling building. Unit owners have undivided ownership interest in the land and those portions of the building shared in common. , were joined for the ceremonies by state, regional and local officials, including White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino, Empire State Development Corporation Chairman Charles Gargano, Westchester county executive Westcheste County Executive is the head of the executive branch of the Westchester County government. The county executive has power to veto acts of Westchester County Board of Legislators  History Andrew Spano Andrew J. Spano (born April 17, 1936) is a Democratic politician from the state of New York, currently serving as Westchester County Executive.
He was elected County Executive in 1997, and reelected in 2001 and 2005. and other local business and community leaders.
Trump said he was happy to be playing a role in the on-going revitalization re·vi·tal·ize
tr.v. re·vi·tal·ized, re·vi·tal·iz·ing, re·vi·tal·iz·es
To impart new life or vigor to: plans to revitalize inner-city neighborhoods; tried to revitalize a flagging economy. of White Plains.
"The opportunity to create a luxurious, beautifully appointed, cutting edge residential tower in. the center of Westchester's leading city is genuinely exciting. I have long seen Westchester county as offering among the finest residential housing opportunities in the nation, and now Trump Tower will deliver a completely new dimension in suburban living," he said.
"Trump Tower at City Center will offer the finest in luxury living within a downtown that has come alive with new activity and excitement. Downtown White Plains and City Center have quickly emerged as among the hottest destinations in the metropolitan area to work, play and shop--now with Trump Tower at City Center people will have the opportunity to live in the center of the action."
Cappelli cited the dedication of all the building trades, who have worked professionally and expeditiously ex·pe·di·tious
Acting or done with speed and efficiency. See Synonyms at fast1.
ex to insure that the building kept pace with projected schedules.
"Their dedication allowed us to pour three floors every week, which is quite a feat, " he said.
Mr. Cappelli explained that by topping off Trump Tower in mid-summer, workers will be able to get the building closed-in by November. This will allow interior construction to continue rapidly during the winter months.
"We are confident that we will continue to move forward and be fully ready to begin occupancy next summer," he noted.
The event took place at the new Renaissance Fountain Plaza, constructed by Cappelli, which, since its opening last year, has become a social focal point focal point
See focus. for residents and visitors alike.
"White Plains has been waiting for several decades to see a redevelopment of these important downtown properties, which are at the very heart of our City," said Delfino, who served as emcee for the event.
"At last it is happening. For many years, White Plains was known as a terrific place to work and shop, now with Trump Tower, The Lofts at City Center and One City Place, it's truly becoming a terrific place to live."
Designed by Manhattan architect Costas Kondylis Costas Kondylis and Partners, LLP, is an architectural firm headquartered in Manhattan. Their influence on New York City’s skyline has been commented on by New York Living Magazine , Trump Tower at City Center will be ready for summer 2005 occupancy. The building is Trump's first high-rise residential development in Westchester county.
Trump Tower is the final large-scale component of the $350 million City Center project and it promises to be its most spectacular. The Trump Tower condominium residences will feature a long list of amenities and designer finishes, including hardwood floors, granite kitchen countertops and marble bathrooms.
Renaissance Square will rise on a site diagonally across the street from City Center. The project will include a six-story, 175-room full-service luxury hotel, topped by two residential towers with 290 luxury apartments. Including the hotel at the base, each tower will rise to 350 feet. A 28-story office building will be built facing the Hamilton Avenue side of the site, and about 12,500 s/f of street-level retail space will also be created. A four-level, 1008-space parking garage will be constructed beneath the project.
As part of the Renaissance Square, Cappelli will build a block-long "extension" of Court Street, between Main Street and Hamilton Avenue. Construction of this long-sought link in the downtown traffic network will facilitate traffic flow and will provide access for the hotel drop-off and the lobby serving the hotel and residential towers.
Already open at City Center are a half million square feet of retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and the White Plains Performing Arts Center A performing arts center, often abbreviated PAC, is a multi-use performance space that can be adapted for use by various types of the performing arts, including dance, music and theatre. , as well as One City Place, a 311-unit rental apartment tower. The construction of City Center has served as a catalyst for the rejuvenation Rejuvenation
in extreme old age, restored to youth by Medea. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 322]
apples of perpetual youth
by tasting the golden apples kept by Idhunn, the gods preserved their youth. [Scand. Myth. of downtown White Plains. Its success has triggered a real estate boom that in less than two years has literally transformed and revitalized re·vi·tal·ize
tr.v. re·vi·tal·ized, re·vi·tal·iz·ing, re·vi·tal·iz·es
To impart new life or vigor to: plans to revitalize inner-city neighborhoods; tried to revitalize a flagging economy. the downtown environment.
While the day's festivities fes·tiv·i·ty
n. pl. fes·tiv·i·ties
1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
2. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.
3. initially had all eyes trained on Trump Tower for the raising of an 800 s/f American flag, there was more to come.
As special cannons set up on the top floors of the Trump Tower filled the sky with red, white and blue streamers Streamers is a play by David Rabe.
The last in his Vietnam War trilogy that began with The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Sticks and Bones , all eyes turned to take in the second part of the day's events--the commencement of demolition that will clear the site where Cappelli's new 1.1 million s/f Renaissance Square project will rise between Main Street and Hamilton Avenue.
The official start of the Renaissance Square construction was marked when Mayor Delfino, Mr. Gargano and Mr. Spano released a wrecking ball that began the process of knocking down a group of dilapidated storefronts along Main Street. Over the coming months construction crews will complete a variety of demolition work and then immediately begin on the extensive excavation project that will precede the start of foundation work. The project is expected to take about two years to complete.
Her (or His) Royal Highness
HRH Her (or His) Royal Highness
HRH abbr (= His (or Her) Royal Highness) → S.A.R. Construction, based in White Plains, is the construction manager for the Trump Tower. A noted industry leader, HRH has an ongoing relationship with both Cappelli and Trump in providing construction management services.