Less than two weeks ago, the foundation was completed for a new mixed-use tower in the Financial District. Now, new renderings are out for the building going up at 125 Greenwich Street, thanks to the eagle-eyed contributors on the YIMBY Forums, and they would appear to confirm a final height exceeding 1,000 feet, given the tower will stand taller than the nearby 977-foot-tall 4 World Trade Center at 150 Greenwich Street.
There are only a few locations outside of Midtown and the Financial District that support supertall (or near supertall) development. The newest such location is the far Lower East Side, where Extell’s 252 South Street, also known as One Manhattan Square, is now rising. While several renderings of the project have been revealed, YIMBY now has a full video of the soon-to-be skyscraper and its impact on the Manhattan skyline, posted on the YIMBY Forums and also on Curbed.
Earlier this week, the City Council voted to approve a rezoning proposal that would allow landlords of the commercial properties with public pedestrian arcades along Water Street, between Fulton and Whitehall streets in the Financial District, to convert the arcades into retail space in exchange for renovating adjacent public plazas. The total amount of space that could be converted spans 110,000 square feet across 20 buildings, DNAinfo reported. The rezoning requires retail conversions of greater than 7,500 square feet to be approved through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). It also limits the amount of street frontage chain banks and drugstores can take up, and requires the entire height of the arcade to be built out. Future renovations to the existing public plazas in the area could include new seating and planters, among other upgrades.
A five-story, single-family mega-mansion project at 11 Hubert Street, in TriBeCa, technically an expansion and redevelopment of an existing three-story mixed-use structure, has received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Curbed NY reported. The project’s design, which has seen minor changes since a previous proposal from January, is the work of Maya Lin Studio and Bialosky + Partners Architects. The latest filings with the Buildings Department detail a 55,080-square-foot mansion fit with five bedrooms, a private pool in the cellar, a landscaped courtyard, and a 5,000-square-foot fitness center. The family behind the project has not yet been disclosed, nor has a construction timeline. The site sits within the TriBeCa West Historic District, which is why approval from the LPC was required.
The building of the new World Trade Center is about to take one big step closer to completion. 3 World Trade Center, the fourth office tower to be rebuilt following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will be topped out later this morning.