Construction has passed the halfway mark on 555 Greenwich Street, a 16-story commercial building in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by the joint venture Hudson Square Properties, which includes Trinity Church Wall Street, Hines, and Norges Bank Investment Management, the 270,000-square-foot structure will connect on nearly every floor with its adjacent neighbor at 345 Hudson Street via a horizontal overbuild, bringing the overall leasable space to 715,000 square feet. The project is also being designed as one of the city’s most sustainable buildings. Tishman Construction is the contractor for the building, which is rising on a plot bound by Greenwich Street to the west, Charlton Street to the south, and King Street to the north.
The reinforced concrete superstructure has continued to rise since our last update in late December, and now stands 11 stories high. At this pace, the building could feasibly top out before spring.
The superstructure remains covered in construction netting, with work yet to commence on the curtain wall. The windows of the next-door neighbor have been boarded up in preparation for the formation of the remaining upper levels. Above the current level, floors will begin to set back from the sidewalk. The reduction in floor plate size should speed up the process.
The two buildings will provide 33,000 square feet of landscaped outdoor space spread across 15 terraces, and the working spaces are to be built with spacious floor spans and minimal interior columns. Renewable features include a radiant geothermal system and state-of-the-art climate control systems for low-waste thermal control, a ventilation system that maximizes the flow of fresh air, and low carbon-emissive mechanical systems. The annual electrical usage is anticipated to be 40 percent below any comparable commercial property, and the building is slated to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Below are renderings showing the interior and exterior spaces.
555 Greenwich Street is expected to be completed in early 2023.