A company formed by Donald Trump with intentions of building a luxury hotel and condo project on the Delaware River waterfront filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday as part of a legal strategy aimed at preventing foreclosure. The company, VTE Philadelphia LP, filed for Chapter 11 after a Pennsylvania court granted US Bank, owed $17 million, permission to foreclose on the currently vacant waterfront lot. A sheriff’s sale of the property was scheduled for this morning but the bankruptcy filing prevented the sheriff’s sale. VTE is looking for investors to resuscitate the project. A similar strategy was recently used by the mezzanine lender at 10 Rittenhouse during legal wrangling between the mezzanine lender and Istar Bank.
Trump Tower Philadelphia was designed to be a 45-story skyscraper located at 709-717 North Penn Street in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Center City Philadelphia on an existing peninsula extending 700 feet (210 m) into the Delaware River. The developers, a partnership between Donald J. Trump and Multi Capital Group, planned on completing the project, designed by William Alesker (Alesker & Dundon), in 2009 but were unable to proceed when the real estate market collapsed in Philadelphia and nationally. (Wikipedia)
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