03 Oct Rafael Viñoly-Designed 125 Greenwich Street Over Two-Thirds Complete
Downtown’s residential boom continues apace with the construction of 125 Greenwich Street, which has reached two-thirds of the way to its 912-foot-tall pinnacle on a corner overlooking the World Trade Center memorial. The tower will rise above most of its neighbors in the Financial District, but since it is right across from 1 World Trade Center, it will not make a sizable impact on the skyline. Architect Rafael Viñoly is also responsible for the Midtown supertall 432 Park Avenue.
The construction height has roughly doubled since YIMBY’s last update. At this pace, we can speculate that the tower will be topped out by February or March of next year, with the façade closing up soon after. The curtain wall façade is notable for its curved edges and the integration of bare concrete material along the northern and southern sides.
The 88-story structure will create 273 condominiums, averaging 1,300 square feet apiece, as well as two stories of retail. Interior design is by March & White, a British design firm. While views will initially include an expansive panorama of the Hudson River, the eventual construction of Five World Trade Center will likely curtail those vistas substantially.
Bizzi & Partners and Vector Group are jointly responsible for the development. Completion is expected by 2020.
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