Excavation has commenced at 561 Greenwich Street, the site of a 19-story, 260,000-square-foot commercial building in Hudson Square. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the project will add 199,353 square feet of office space to the rapidly changing neighborhood. Hines is serving as development manager and Trinity Church Wall Street is listed as the owner on permits filed last November. The site is bound by Greenwich Street Street to the west, King Street to the north, and Charlton Street to the south.
Recent photos captured through the green construction fence and from across the street show construction machinery on site, including multiple excavators and pile drivers. The first bits of earth are currently being dug up, and more below-grade activity will occur over the coming months.
The adjacent building to the east is 345 Hudson Street, one of 12 sites owned by Hudson Square Properties. Norges Bank and Hines will acquire ownership interests once COOKFOX’s project is complete. The edifice is in the midst of having all its western-facing windows boarded and walled up in preparation for 561 Greenwich Street’s imminent ascent.
The rendering above shows a symmetrical massing and façade comprised of floor-to-ceiling glass surrounded by what is likely stone panels on the lowers floors and metal mullions on the upper levels. Numerous setbacks are positioned on several floors and will be topped by outdoor terraces. The extruded mechanical section atop the roof parapet and rooftop terrace will nearly match the height of 345 Hudson Street’s roof line and will be enclosed with a glass perimeter.
An estimated construction completion date for 561 Greenwich Street has not been announced.