Excavation has commenced at 561 Greenwich Street, the site of a 19-story, 260,000-square-foot commercial building in Hudson Square. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the project will add 199,353 square feet of office space to the rapidly changing neighborhood. Hines is serving as development manager and Trinity Church Wall Street is listed as the owner on permits filed last November. The site is bound by Greenwich Street Street to the west, King Street to the north, and Charlton Street to the south.
Recent photos captured through the green construction fence and from across the street show construction machinery on site, including multiple excavators and pile drivers. The first bits of earth are currently being dug up, and more below-grade activity will occur over the coming months.
The adjacent building to the east is 345 Hudson Street, one of 12 sites owned by Hudson Square Properties. Norges Bank and Hines will acquire ownership interests once COOKFOX’s project is complete. The edifice is in the midst of having all its western-facing windows boarded and walled up in preparation for 561 Greenwich Street’s imminent ascent.
The rendering above shows a symmetrical massing and façade comprised of floor-to-ceiling glass surrounded by what is likely stone panels on the lowers floors and metal mullions on the upper levels. Numerous setbacks are positioned on several floors and will be topped by outdoor terraces. The extruded mechanical section atop the roof parapet and rooftop terrace will nearly match the height of 345 Hudson Street’s roof line and will be enclosed with a glass perimeter.
An estimated construction completion date for 561 Greenwich Street has not been announced.
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I will say it is a little bit bland looking. Oh well, I still think this building is great.
Gdm beautiful building
The building is low risk.god bless the church. Trinity church literally owns a hell of lower manhattan. To think over 200 yrs ago what that land would be worth?
UNION MADE !
I’m proudly helping build this amazing designed structure. And I can say with confidence, this build is far from being precarious. ie., it’s approach is from the trade union[the one and only way]. This means the palpable: 1. legitimate materials[NO SHORT CUTS] 2. legitimate assembly[NO SHORT CUTS]. When you add these two together, you—get—a—SAFE—STRUCTURE. ie., *safety for the public and the workers. This is the ideal. And hence, it’s algorithm is non-ambiguous. – Unions do it the right way!
I appreciate contributing to the making of this building/community/economy. I also know that the Contractor [Long Island Concrete] is onerous and efficacious. With safety eyes like that of an eagle[American Eagle].
hamilton pagan LiUNA [Laborers International Union Of North America]
Cement And Concrete Workers Local Union 20
Be safe !
GOD BLESS America