When YIMBY last visited the site of ODA‘s planned tree-topped skyscraper at 75 Nassau Street, the remaining buildings were still being demolished. Now, the lots for the 40-story tower are completely empty and cleaned up. Five buildings had to be razed to make way for the future 498-foot tall, 312,000 square foot structure, which promises to make a unique imprint on the Lower Manhattan skyline. Lexin Capital is the developer of the project, which appears to be stalled at the moment, with no progress since demolition currently visible.
The site for 75 Nassau Street is currently cleared of the five demolished buildings. Photo by Michael Young
190,000 square feet of the skyscraper will be dedicated to the 229 residential units, and there will be another 39,200 square feet of commercial space on the lower four floors of the tower. This section will have retail shops on the bottom two floors and office space up above.
The most striking feature of the skyscraper is the undulating and extracted, sheared corners that form the edges and landscaped balconies. On top of that is the tall canopy of native trees and shrubs that will sit on the rooftop deck. The landscaping is designed by HMWhite and will crown the building above the Financial District, adding a touch of greenery with expansive views of the skyline.
The rooftop deck will have views of the World Trade Center and the Hudson River to the west, Midtown to the north, and Wall Street and the harbor to the south. This space will be part of the amenities for 75 Nassau Street which also come with a fitness center, bicycle storage, a laundry room and three interior lounges on the 5th, 22nd and 25th floor
Permits for 75 Nassau Street have yet to be approved, although if they are approved, the new residential tower could be finished sometime around 2021 or 2022.