Construction is wrapping up on 150 Greenwich Street, which is the first stand-out building of the new World Trade Center complex. Designed by Fumihiko Maki, the tower is simplistic in form, but the glass is extremely high-quality. As a result, the thousands of glass panels on each of the building’s sides act as a whole, transforming 150 Greenwich into a series of enormous and seamless mirrors which literally capture the sky.
Interior work is ongoing at 175 Greenwich, though rumors continue to swirl that Silverstein has landed an anchor tenant. Current speculation is that GroupM has signed for a 550,000 square foot lease, which would exceed the 400,000 square feet needed to get the tower built. Once that happens, chances are that leasing will shift to 200 Greenwich, which—for now—remains stuck at ground level.
As construction wraps up on One World Trade Center and 150 Greenwich, office workers will actually start using the towers, which will change the feel of the World Trade Center dramatically. The existing towers’ completion will enhance the prospects of tenants leasing at 175 and 200 Greenwich as the site emerges as an actual working neighborhood that isn’t completely dominated by tourists, hard-hats, and barbed wire.