There has been no bigger development saga in Manhattan than the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, and while it may not seem glaringly obvious, things took a major step forward this week as the glass atop 175 Greenwich Street reached the building’s parapet. It will still take another few months for the southern and eastern sides of the supertall, aka Three World Trade Center, to be completely enclosed, but both northern and western fronts are now fully complete.
Downtown’s condominium boom has so far resulted in several near-supertall towers, with 56 Leonard and 30 Park Place both topping-out in the past few years. Further south, 45 Broad Street promises to become the Financial District’s first legitimate residential supertall, while plans at 125 Greenwich Street have also been advancing. The latter site had previously been anticipated to rise almost 1,400 feet, but after the departure of Michael Shvo from the development team, plans have taken several major turns. Now, Bizzi & Partners has released renderings and filed plans revealing the final design, which will top out 912 feet above the streets below.
New York City’s various media publications have been reporting on the worsening transit crisis with increasing frequency, and as the headlines make clear, the state of the subway is bleak. But combining what’s already-happening with what’s impending begs the question no one seems to be asking. In a city where subterranean infrastructure is already decaying quite rapidly, when will rising tides of increasing frequency result in a transition away from underground transit?
Yesterday, YIMBY reported on the first renderings to surface for the site at 540-544 Hudson Street, at the corner of Hudson and Charles in the West Village. Today, we have a look at another project a few dozen blocks to the south, at 50 Hudson Street. The site is located in Tribeca on the corner of Thomas Street, and the impending vertical addition will also have to receive Landmarks approval before construction can begin.
While the red tape choking most of the West Village has given most blocks over to some form of perceived permanence, small spaces for new developments still exist here and there. One such spot is located on the corner of Hudson and Charles Streets, spanning 540-544 Hudson, where designs for a new building by Morris Adjmi Architects are now awaiting approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.