Progress Continues on One Wall Street’s Addition and Conversion in the Financial District

One Wall Street. Rendering by DBOX

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.

One Wall Street. Photo by Michael Young

One Wall Street. Photo by Michael Young

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.

One Wall Street. Photo by Michael Young

Below is a view of the eastern side of the taller portion of the skyscraper, where the mechanical hoist still stands attached.

One Wall Street. Photo by Michael Young

Here we see the side of the residential addition that faces Wall Street with some steel framework awaiting its cladding.

One Wall Street. Photo by Michael Young

One Wall Street’s residences and Whole Foods Market are both likely to open in 2021.

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8 Comments on "Progress Continues on One Wall Street’s Addition and Conversion in the Financial District"

  1. This is a really good project. I like it.

  2. The base just isn’t doing it for me.

  3. Well, you know what they say…
    “it’s all about that ‘base'”! 🤣

    Will add this one to my list on next visit to NY.

  4. Why is the ‘protective film layer’ always ‘blue’?
    A bit more seriously, just the address of this building, ‘One Wall Street’ must by itself add a hundred thousand bucks or so here to the price of an apartment 🙂

  5. I’m 72 y/o now, retired and no longer living in the City. This beautiful art deco building will always be the “Irving Trust” building to me.

  6. Michael D. Skelly | September 23, 2020 at 12:07 pm | Reply

    Work there for hughes hubbard and reade for ten years and the wall street entrance was a knockout, this building also had entrance at 80 Broadway, but this was in the 1980s……

  7. Roy, to me it will always be 20 Exchange Place, Standard Oil Building, 60 Wall Tower, Bank of Manhattan, and the Banker’s Trust Building…and Irving Trust.

  8. Tried to get a look @ the lobby sometime after 9/11…They wouldn’t let me in.

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