Construction in New York City can be a dangerous occupation, and unfortunately, Juan Chinchillo lost his life on September 21st, when he fell from 161 Maiden Lane, aka 1 Seaport. While the project has been on hold for two months while the Department of Buildings investigated, they have now partially lifted the stop-work orders imposed after the accident, and work appears to be resuming on the tower.
The last time YIMBY checked in on The Lightstone Group’s 130 William Street back in August, excavation work was still underway, as the exteriors of neighboring buildings were also being faced in a protective covering. Now, per the latest from rbrome, concrete trucks have arrived on-site, as foundation work has also started, signaling that the soon-to-be 800′ tower is about to start rising.
Among the new residential towers in Lower Manhattan, 50 West Street has been one of the longest in the making, with plans for the Helmut Jahn-designed project initially conceived prior to the Great Recession. YIMBY most recently featured renderings of an adjacent pedestrian bridge in August of 2016, as well as an update on the almost-complete tower in February of this year. While the interiors of the skyscraper have since been finished, progress continues on the adjacent ground-level work, including the West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge and a public plaza, both of which will improve the area’s walkability tremendously.
Last week, YIMBY reported on construction accelerating at 125 Greenwich Street, located kitty-corner from the World Trade Center site, in the heart of the Financial District. Today, we have another set of fresh renderings for the imminently 912-foot-tall tower, thanks to Bizzi & Partners, one of its developers. While it won’t stand anywhere near heights that were initially expected, it will still make quite an impact on the Downtown skyline.
Earlier this week, Tectonic sent YIMBY the latest photos of progress at 111 Murray Street, where glass has now reached the tower’s crown. But as construction wraps on one skyscraper, it is accelerating rapidly at another to the southeast, at 125 Greenwich Street, where formwork is now climbing at over one floor per week. The Rafael Viñoly-designed building will eventually stand 72 floors and 912 feet to its rooftop.