Demolition Wraps for Tree-Topped Skyscraper at 75 Nassau Street in the Financial District

75 Nassau Street75 Nassau Street, image by ODA New York

Five buildings have now been demolished at 75-83 Nassau Street, just a block away from the Fulton Street transportation hub in the center of the Financial District. The activity will make way for Lexin Capital’s proposed 40-story residential skyscraper designed by ODA. New building permits are still awaiting approval, but recent activity on site suggests increasing momentum toward actual construction.

75 Nassau demolition complete, image by Brome

75 Nassau demolition complete, image by rbrome

The 498-foot tall structure will yield 312,800 square feet within, with 190,000 square feet dedicated to residential use, and 39,200 square feet for commercial use on the bottom four floors. Two floors will include retail shops, with two floors of office space above that.

Permits reveal that 229 apartments will be created, which includes rental and condominium residences. The Real Deal reported that air rights were purchased in 2014 for $63.4 million.

75 Nassau Street

75 Nassau Street, image by ODA

ODA’s design is a post-modernist play on the traditional city-block building, with undulating sheared corners. In one rendering, the building looks as though it was squeezed in the center, revealing some red flare framing curtain wall.

75 Nassau Street, image by ODA

75 Nassau Street, image by ODA

75 Nassau Street rooftop elevation, design by HMWhite

75 Nassau Street rooftop elevation, design by HMWhite

HMWhite is responsible for the landscaping. The tower will receive a green crown in the form of a forest-like rooftop terrace. Native trees and vine curtains will be included on the multi-story rooftop amenities space. Three lounges will be included on the 5th, 22nd, and 25th floors. Tenants will also have access to a fitness center and laundry room, and space for 102 bicycles will be included on site.

An estimated completion date has not yet been announced. If permits are approved soon, completion by 2021 or 2022 could be expected.

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5 Comments on "Demolition Wraps for Tree-Topped Skyscraper at 75 Nassau Street in the Financial District"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Natural look on the tower, high and design shining. (Thanks to all reporters)

  2. Sites that obscure the most wonderful Woolworth Building from any direction are not needed. The Gehry tower blocked it from the Brooklyn Bridge. A sin!

  3. Jack Liberman | May 24, 2018 at 3:40 pm | Reply

    498 feet height is by tree top or by roof top? Question that since the trees on the roof are part of architectural design, right? Looks like 498 feet is by curtain wall tip. And how about trees like leaking dirty water all over curtain wall, think they put heavy concrete roof otherwise wise dirt water gatering to the bottom. Or they recycle it for second use as recreation water. I guess that this trees barely would be visible from street level too. About blocking Woolwort Building I think is not, first it’s 2/3 height of it, and building on the same blockside of new MTA Fulton Center.

  4. I have one question, and not necessarily about this tower: Just how many people in Manhattan like to swim?

  5. Searcher of New York's lost soul | January 5, 2021 at 12:27 am | Reply

    Another piece of old New York gone. I hope your happy

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