YIMBY has reported extensively on Lightstone’s impending condominium tower coming to 130 William Street, in the heart of the Financial District. Plans have evolved substantially since initial building applications were filed back in March of 2015, and initial plans for a mixed-use building with a substantial hotel component were dropped for the all-condominium version as of early 2017. Demolition of the site’s extant structures has since been completed, and now excavation is making quick headway, as per the latest photos from rbrome.
YIMBY recently revealed the latest images for 125 Greenwich Street, which has continued to see minor modifications to its design. Though the tower’s foundation work has been completed for about two years, the site has sat fallow while searching for financing. The refreshed renderings came with recent news that the project secured a $450 million construction loan, and now, with financing secured and the plans for the building finalized, rebar is finally rising.
There has been no bigger development saga in Manhattan than the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, and while it may not seem glaringly obvious, things took a major step forward this week as the glass atop 175 Greenwich Street reached the building’s parapet. It will still take another few months for the southern and eastern sides of the supertall, aka Three World Trade Center, to be completely enclosed, but both northern and western fronts are now fully complete.
Downtown’s condominium boom has so far resulted in several near-supertall towers, with 56 Leonard and 30 Park Place both topping-out in the past few years. Further south, 45 Broad Street promises to become the Financial District’s first legitimate residential supertall, while plans at 125 Greenwich Street have also been advancing. The latter site had previously been anticipated to rise almost 1,400 feet, but after the departure of Michael Shvo from the development team, plans have taken several major turns. Now, Bizzi & Partners has released renderings and filed plans revealing the final design, which will top out 912 feet above the streets below.
The Helmut Jahn-designed, 64-story skyscraper at 50 West Street is nearly complete and ready for residents. And we have some stunning new photos, shot from a helicopter, of the 780-foot-tall tower in the Financial District.