Exterior work is moving along on the residential conversion and retail addition at One Wall Street in the Financial District. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Macklowe Properties, the projected $1.5 billion undertaking is the largest office-to-condominium conversion in New York City history. When complete, the property will yield 566 residential units with sales handled and marketed by CORE, as well as a 44,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market and a Life Time fitness center on the lower levels.
Recent photographs show the stepped design to the undulating floor-to-ceiling glass reaching the top of the steel structural addition. This entire section extends outward from the mid-century annex portion of One Wall Street. There is a layer of thin protective blue film on the majority of the envelope, but the final appearance is visible in the second level above the sidewalk scaffolding.
Most of the warm-colored stone envelope is now in place on the multi-story expansion and addition of One Wall Street, though glass installation has yet to commence. The southern elevation features a subtle outward curve and some minor grooves in the shape of the stone paneling. This small architectural detail is a nod to the skyscraper’s sculptural Art Deco crown, and combines the use of modern construction methods and materials with the classic New York style of the early 20th century.
Below is a view of the eastern side of the taller portion of the skyscraper, where the mechanical hoist still stands attached.
Here we see the side of the residential addition that faces Wall Street with some steel framework awaiting its cladding.
One Wall Street’s residences and Whole Foods Market are both likely to open in 2021.