Demolition has finished at 561 Greenwich Street in Hudson Square, the site of a 19-story commercial building. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the 260,000-square-foot project will add 199,353 square feet of office space to the booming neighborhood. Hines is serving as development manager and Trinity Church Wall Street is listed as the owner on permits filed last November.
Recent photos show the plot cleared of the one-story building that formerly occupied the address. A small amount of rubble is scattered about the property and will need to be removed before excavation can commence.
561 Greenwich Street is bound by Greenwich Street to the west, King Street to the north, and Charlton Street to the south. Abutting the future office building is 345 Hudson Street, one of 12 sites owned by Hudson Square Properties. Norges Bank and Hines will acquire ownership interests in the project once 561 Greenwich Street is complete.
Renderings, which YIMBY revealed in November, show a building massing that fits within the context of the surrounding neighborhood, with its setbacks and roof height matching its neighbor 345 Hudson Street. The floor heights and window grid also line up between the two structures. About two-thirds of 561 Greenwich Street’s envelope design consists of a light-colored façade, most likely a stone material, surrounding large, industrial-style windows. The upper portion will be clad in floor-to-ceiling windows, and the rooftop mechanical section also looks to be enclosed in glass. The setbacks will be topped with landscaped outdoor terraces for occupants.
The nearest subways are the 1 train at the Houston Street station on Varick Street and the C and E train at the Spring Street station on Sixth Avenue.
An estimated construction completion date for 561 Greenwich Street has not been announced yet.