Steel construction of 74 Trinity Place has topped-out over the Financial District less than a year after work rose above ground level. The new 26-story, 424-foot-tall office building is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, with Stephen B. Jacobs Group serving as executive architect. The developer is Trinity Real Estate. The total scope of the new tower is around 310,000 square feet, and offices start on the seventh floor. The last piece of steel went up last week in a topping out ceremony hosted by the developers.
Recent photos of the tower from YIMBY reader rbrome show how fast the steel superstructure has risen towards the pinnacle, while fireproofing and facade installation is also making steady progress. Large diagonal steel trusses from the core of the tower extend to the southern end of the building’s footprint. This is also where the construction crane is currently positioned, which should come down in early 2019.
Looking at the overall massing of the building, there are two main setbacks. One is located on the podium on the eighth floor, while the second is located about two-thirds of the way up, on the north elevation of 74 Trinity Place. Multiple-stepped corners are found along the northeastern and southeastern sides of the tower, giving an extra sculptural quality to the overall massing.
When complete, the first five floors will be open to the public as retail space, and will include access to Trinity Church across Broadway via the pedestrian bridge. Offices for Trinity Church will be located on the sixth and eighth floors. Trinity Church itself is currently undergoing a two-year renovation process and would most likely finish around the same time 74 Trinity Place is fully complete.
Full completion of the building is expected in the latter half of 2019, to early 2020 at the latest.