561 Greenwich Street’s Excavation Rapidly Progressing in Hudsuon Square, Manhattan

Rendering of 561 Greenwich Street. Courtesy of COOKFOX561 Greenwich Street. Rendering by COOKFOX

Excavation is progressing at 561 Greenwich Street, the site of a 19-story, 260,000-square-foot commercial building in Hudson Square. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Hines and Trinity Church Wall Street, the project will yield 199,353 square feet of newly built office space. The site is located between King Street and Charlton Street.

Recent photos show substantial progress on the excavation since our last update in late October, when machinery was just beginning to dig below street level.

561 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

561 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

The site is now a hive of activity with workers dispersed across the lot. Several levels on the adjacent building to the east, addressed as 345 Hudson Street, have their windows covered up with insulation boards in preparation for the imminent rise of the new structure. The remaining windows will soon follow suit, and the whole western profile will be obscured upon the topping out of COOKFOX’s project.

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

561 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

Across Greenwich Street to the west is 550 Washington Street, where the St. John’s Terminal building is being transformed into a 1.3 million-square-foot office for Google.

561 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

No interior renderings have been released for the project, but occupants could expect plentiful afternoon daylight exposure thanks to tall ceiling heights, and those on the upper floors will have views of the Hudson River. The exterior aerial rendering featured above shows a symmetrical massing and light-colored façade comprised of what looks like stone panels making up the majority of the fenestration. These would match the industrial style of Hudson Square’s old factory and office buildings. Above a series of setbacks, the upper levels are clad in a transparent glass curtain wall with metal mullions. A wraparound landscaped terrace caps the structure, along with a glass-enveloped mechanical extension.

No completion date for 561 Greenwich Street has been announced.

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4 Comments on "561 Greenwich Street’s Excavation Rapidly Progressing in Hudsuon Square, Manhattan"

  1. Patrick Valentino | March 15, 2021 at 9:41 am | Reply

    The famous “Hudsuon” Square neighborhood (minor typo above)

    • I remember spending many happy days walking along the promenades, esplanades, and other planades of Hudsuon Square when I was a yuoth.

  2. I LOVE the design, at least as to what is depicted in the renderings. I feel bad though for the building at 315 Hudson Street, which has to discard all the lovely windows on its side. Oh well.

  3. Kudos to the architects who respect the street wall, cornice lines and facade materials of its neighboring building. This is a rarity these days when developers and their architects feel the need to make a statement that ignores, indeed insults, neighboring structures. Frequently the result is rough, crude, patched unclad sidewalls, never meant to be seen, framing a pointless little new entry plaza that breaks the street wall for no good reason.

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