Earlier this year, it was reported that Silverstein’s 175 Greenwich Street would finally resume construction. And now, we can see the results, as the tower’s core is quickly rising from its formerly stub-like state.
Vertical construction ceased back in 2011 as Silverstein sought an anchor tenant for the building, which has now been secured with GroupM agreeing to lease 20% of the 2.8 million square foot tower. The first seven floors were completed, and they will make up part of the building’s base, which will include 150,000 square feet of retail space.
That will make up a portion of the greater World Trade Center retail space, which will be among the larger concentrations of retail in Lower Manhattan, especially when considered alongside the shops in the new Transit Hub. Work continued on the base of 175 Greenwich while a tenant was sought, and the first few floors already have their cladding, featuring steel x-bracing.
175 Greenwich was designed by architect Richard Rogers, and it will stand as the third tallest of the new World Trade Center towers, rising 1,170 feet to its four pinnacles. The actual roof will stand 1,080 feet above street level, and until 200 Greenwich is financed and built, it will likely stand as the second-tallest building in Lower Manhattan (although 125 Greenwich Street could also be taller).
Concrete now appears to be up to the 10th floor, which is the first above the 9-story podium. The core shrinks as it transitions to the actual tower floors, which are much smaller than the podium levels. Completion is expected by early 2018.
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