Work is progressing on the residential conversion and retail addition on the 90-year-old One Wall Street in the Financial District. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Macklowe Properties, the projected $1.5 billion undertaking is poised to be the largest office-to-condominium conversion in New York City history. When complete, the 654-foot-tall property will yield a total of 566 residential units with sales handled and marketed by Compass, as well as a 44,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market and a Life Time fitness center on the lower levels.
The multi-story reinforced concrete addition atop the mid-century annex of One Wall Street has been topped out for a while and more of the façade has been steadily enclosing the outer edges of the expansion. The new panels feature sculpted Art Deco surfaces, and some of the narrow panels between the large windows are etched with thin vertical lines, emulating the look of the original fenestration.
Meanwhile, the mechanical hoist remains attached to the eastern elevation of the main tower. Crews enter by the intersection of Wall and New Streets, which is still covered in sidewalk scaffolding.
Interior scaffolding inside the White Room can be seen directly behind the tall pointed glass window. It’s likely that the original mother of pearl Philippine shells that line the high ceilings are in the midst of being restored and refurbished. This upper unit is planned as a massive 13,000-square-foot triplex penthouse that would also feature rooftop access. Work should also be well underway on the restoration of the historic Red Room on the ground floor. Click here to see a previous YIMBY article showing photos of this space.
The glass and steel structure that’s been added to the lower floors of the annex appears to be largely complete and the protective blue film has been removed since our last update back in late September. The green colored sidewalk scaffolding maintains its hold over the sidewalks along Broadway and east along Exchange Place.
YIMBY last reported that One Wall Street’s residences and the Whole Foods Market are both scheduled to open in 2021, possibly toward the end of the year.