Couldn't find a thread on this. Though I believe something about this must be around somewhere. The hotel planned at 87 Chambers wanted to save the facades of the 1850's buildings but in the demolition process the buildings collapsed.
Chambers Street Hotel
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
The landmarked site in Tribeca provides a unique setting for this boutique hotel situated behind the original 1850 Italian-style loft building marble façade. The new construction building will weave into the original structure through a series on balconies and stepped terraces that extend to the street.
Renderings attached below:
Instead, they're building on the site of the one-story taxpayer: