Excavation Underway at 561 Greenwich Street in Hudson Square

Rendering of 555 Greenwich Street - COOKFOX ArchitectsRendering of 555 Greenwich. Designed by COOKFOX Architects

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.

561 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

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.

561 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

561 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

561 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

561 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

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.

561 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

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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5 Comments on "Excavation Underway at 561 Greenwich Street in Hudson Square"

  1. I will say it is a little bit bland looking. Oh well, I still think this building is great.

  2. Lorraine Givens | October 31, 2020 at 11:01 am | Reply

    Gdm beautiful building

  3. 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?


  5. 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

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