Glass is almost at the roof of the topped-out 150 Greenwich Street, where construction should begin wrapping up by the end of the year. The glass has risen almost fifteen stories since YIMBY’s last update on the site, from late August. Barring inclement weather, it looks as though the glass should reach the building’s parapet by December. Facade installation also continues along the building’s base, which is looking better and better. The opening of 150 Greenwich will definitely be a major milestone.
Greenwich Street will become one of New York’s premier commercial streets once the entire new World Trade Center has been completed, and three of the complex’s towers will use Greenwich Street addresses. Instead of partitions between the World Trade Center and the street, the building’s bases will have an enormous amount of retail space, inviting pedestrians inside. The transformation that should ultimately encourage more tenants to lease space at 175 & 200 Greenwich won’t occur all at once, but opening 150 Greenwich is a major first step.