Deep in the bowels of the Financial District, just below the new World Trade Center, two projects across the street from one another are currently under construction. The more visible at the moment is 133 Greenwich Street, which will soon become a 30-story Marriott Courtyard, but the larger will be the residential tower coming to 125 Greenwich Street.
133 Greenwich was designed by Danny Forster Design Studio, and will total 179 rooms. One of the project’s key elements is not yet visible, and a metallic sheath will cover part of its facade. Glass is already rising along its sides, and it has about a half-dozen floors to go before topping-out.
125 Greenwich is somewhat more mysterious, and renderings YIMBY uncovered last year depicted a 1,356-foot tall version. A zoning diagram has now been posted to the front of the site, and while it may not fully illuminate the final design, it does show a building that is about the same size as an earlier version YIMBY revealed back in December of 2013.
Filings with the Department of Buildings would seem to confirm that the tower’s height has indeed stayed constant with the previous iteration, with new plans filed on March 27th indicating a rooftop 841 feet tall. Michael Shvo and Bizzi & Partners are developing.
The taller version may still be possible, but permits did receive partial approval in February, and construction appears to be getting underway. Signage indicates an anticipated completion date of mid-2017.
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