As we look back today in remembrance of September 11, 2001, it’s affirming to appreciate the progress that has been made on the new World Trade Center Complex, especially over the last handful of years. The development has restored a vertical prowess to the Financial District and the Lower Manhattan skyline, given rise to a stunning new transit center topped by by Santiago Calatrava‘s Oculus, and will soon become a cultural destination as well. Construction has resumed for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, tenants are steadily filling the 2.5 million square feet of office space at Three World Trade Center, and tourists and locals are experiencing Memorial Glade, the newest section of the 9/11 Memorial. YIMBY also checks in on the current state of Two World Trade Center and Five World Trade Center.
The glass curtain wall is rising quickly on 77 Greenwich Street, a mixed-use residential project in the Financial District. FXCollaborative is the designer and Trinity Place Holdings is the developer of the 500-foot-tall reinforced concrete skyscraper, which is topped out at 42 stories. The project will feature 90 condominiums ranging from one- to four-bedroom layouts with interiors by Deborah Berke Partners.
Work is moving along at One Wall Street, the largest office-to-condominium conversion project in New York City real estate history. The Financial District building has been steadily making progress with its interior makeovers, including the soaring oxblood and orange-colored walls and ceilings of the historic Red Room. Meanwhile, the glass curtain wall for the retail addition on the lower levels, as well as the multi-story addition atop the mid-century annex are becoming more prominent. SLCE Architects is the architect of record, and Macklowe Properties is the developer of the $1.5 billion project. CORE is handling sales and marketing of the planned 566 residential units.
Façade work is nearing completion at 125 Greenwich Street. Installation of the thin glass panels on the podium of the slender 88-story residential skyscraper is underway. This is the final portion of the curtain wall awaiting completion, apart from the sections behind the construction hoist, which should be disassembled soon. The 912-foot-tall glass and concrete skyscraper is designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Bizzi & Partners and Vector Group. The 273 residential units are being marketed by Douglas Elliman, while the interiors are being designed by March & White.
YIMBY user Thomas Koloski recently photographed New York City from above, capturing the prodigious swaths of construction transforming the skylines of Lower Manhattan, Midtown, and beyond. Below are a number of major sites that are taking shape, some of which are nearing topping off and set to be completed in 2020.