125 Greenwich Street’s Final Curtainwall Panels Await Installation in the Financial District

125 Greenwich Street, photo by Michael Young

Exterior work is getting close to completion at 125 Greenwich Street, the tallest residential skyscraper currently under construction in the Financial District. The 912-foot-tall, 88-story structure is designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Bizzi & Partners and Vector Group. Douglas Elliman is leading the sales and marketing for the building’s 273 residential units, which feature interiors designed by March & White. Plaza Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Greenwich Street and Thames Street.

Photographs from around the base of the slender tower show the black panels that surround the narrow windows on the western elevation are almost completely installed. The section behind the exterior hoist and a handful of open slots on the first few floors are the only areas left to enclose.

125 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

125 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

125 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

The rest of the curtain wall remains practically finished and unchanged since our late December construction update.

125 Greenwich Street from the north and south. Photos by Michael Young

125 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

125 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

125 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

Photos below from the Financial District, the New York Harbor, and Brooklyn Heights show the tower’s slim profile among a swath of landmarks that define the landscape of Lower Manhattan.

125 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

125 Greenwich Street. Photo by Michael Young

125 Greenwich Street (left). Photo by Michael Young

The biggest selling point for future residents is the building’s views, all which are framed by glass corners to allow for uninterrupted panoramic vistas of the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial, the historic skyscrapers around Wall Street, the New York Harbor with the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge to the south, and the sunsets behind the Jersey City skyline across the Hudson River. The amenity space, named The 88, is perched high up on the top three floors of the tower and comes with an infinity pool, a spa and sauna, a fitness center and yoga studio, a theater, a relaxation lounge, and a private dining room.

125 Greenwich Street ran into financial issues last summer with two foreclosure proceedings, which slowed down progress toward the end of 2019. Work should hopefully finish by the end of the year or early 2021 at the latest.

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10 Comments on "125 Greenwich Street’s Final Curtainwall Panels Await Installation in the Financial District"

  1. Always outstanding photography, Mr. Young! 125 Greenwich Street is no exception. The details are so informative, especially given that these close-up views, once clad, will never be seen again! The image with St. Michael’s Church is stunning!

  2. Now if they could just clad that bare concrete in the some stuff…

  3. Jack A Waters | May 11, 2020 at 1:40 pm | Reply

    Totally Agree! Michael Young is the best. When can we expect a coffee table book of his outstanding New York City photography?

  4. JOSEPH KOROM | May 11, 2020 at 3:10 pm | Reply

    Rod – don’t you mean Trinity Church instead of St Michael’s Church?

  5. If this were completed now, I wonder how the tenants could handle the “lockdown”? Imagine being in any of these buildings 55 floors up, and unable to get any fresh air for about 20+ hours a day!! No thank you, would rather be in a 4th floor walk up with windows that open, and maybe a fire escape to sit on for a hour. Luxury has it’s drawbacks.

  6. Love All These New Supertall Skyscrapers..The Future Of NYC ❤

  7. Unfortunately,the most prominent feature of the building appear to be what look like two blank concrete elevator or mechanical shafts running up the entire length of the building.

  8. “Exterior work is getting close to completion at 125 Greenwich Street”
    What are you talking about!?!? I live two blocks from this building. No exterior work has taken place for months. Even before Covid the site could be mistake for abandoned as there was no activity.

    There appears be some kind of extreme cognitive dissonance occurring in the posts on newyorkyimby as if nothing has changed and things are just moving along in the world.

  9. This tower was originally proposed to be taller than WTC 1, but then got a drastic height cut to where it now doesn’t add much to the lower Manhattan skyline. And is lower than all three of the neighboring three WTC towers. A big disappointment.

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