The residential conversion and retail addition at One Wall Street continues to take shape in the Financial District. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Macklowe Properties, the projected $1.5 billion undertaking is the largest office-to-condominium conversion in New York City history. In addition to the creation of 566 residential units with sales handled and marketed by CORE, the project will also add a 44,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market and a Life Time fitness center to the lower levels of the building.
Recent photographs track the state of work at the site, which is bound by Broadway, Wall Street, Exchange Place, and New Street. The back side to the New York Stock Exchange sits immediately to the east across New Street.
A close-up shot of the topped-out expansion and multi-story addition atop the annex portion of One Wall Street shows the color of the curtain wall panels perfectly matching the remainder of the historic skyscraper. The textured, sculpted surfaces of the exterior cladding adhere with the multifaceted form of the Art Deco building’s crown. The installation of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the annex has yet to begin at this time.
Meanwhile, installation of the glass cladding on the retail section alongside Broadway that will house the Whole Foods market is nearly finished. The reflective panels, which are arranged in a wavy, angular pattern, create a bold contrast with the limestone façade of the original edifice while still presenting a cohesive overall look. Only a few more sections on the northern end and on the last floor below each stepped roofline remain to be enclosed.
YIMBY last reported that work on One Wall Street’s conversion should finish sometime this year, while the Whole Foods Market is likely to open in 2021.