Exterior work nears completion on 555 Greenwich, a 16-story commercial building in Hudson Square. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Hudson Square Properties, a joint venture by Trinity Church Wall Street, Hines, and Norges Bank Investment Management, the 270,000-square-foot structure connects to the adjacent 345 Hudson Street via a horizontal overbuild to yield a combined 715,000 square feet of office space. Tishman Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by King Street to the north, Charlton Street to the south, and Greenwich Street to the west.
Almost the entirety of the building’s windows and brick façade have been installed since our last update in August 2022, when most of the reinforced concrete superstructure remained exposed. The construction elevator has been dismantled and only the ground floor and a few small sections around the middle of the western elevation and on the southeastern corner remain to be completed.
The following close-up shots show the details in the warm brick façade, which was supplied by Belden Tri-State Building Materials.
Trees and landscaping will eventually populate the outdoor terraces on the setbacks, as illustrated in the rendering.
The structure is capped with a rectangular mechanical bulkhead clad in tall metal panels that are punctured with a pattern of cutouts that gives the impression of tree branches or tall grass.
A set of detailed black mechanical ventilation grilles cover the openings on the second level.
555 Greenwich and 345 Hudson Street will feature floor plates spanning up to 87,000 square feet, as well as 33,000 square feet of outdoor space spread across 11 landscaped terraces, and ground-floor retail space. Both properties aim to exceed NYC’s 2030 climate targets for office buildings by over 45 percent, meet NYS’s 2050 carbon neutral targets, and achieve the highest rating (LEED Platinum) for sustainability. The complex is also planning to incorporate geothermal and radiant heating and cooling, full electrification to eliminate the on-site use of fossil fuels, and dedicated outside air system (DOAS) to provide 100-percent outside air to tenants.
The nearest subways from the property are the 1 train at Houston Street and the C and E trains at the Spring Street station.
Construction on 555 Greenwich is anticipated to finish sometime in the latter half of 2023.