Exciting and long-awaited news has been announced in the Financial District, as a return to the original architect for Two World Trade Center has been confirmed. The New York Post reports that Norman Foster’s original 2006 supertall proposal, aka 200 Greenwich Street, is getting another shot at becoming a reality with a more updated design. In 2018, YIMBY was the first to indicate this was a possibility in an interview with Larry Silverstein, head of Silverstein Properties, who said Foster’s vision was still on the table, although at that point the Bjarke Ingels design was the apparent lead contender for construction.
As 2019 comes to a close, excavation and foundation work has yet to begin at 45 Broad Street, where the sixth-tallest construction project in New York is set to rise. Designed by CetraRuddy and developed by Madison Equities and Pizzarotti LLC, the residential skyscraper is planned to reach a height of 1,115 feet above the Financial District, just steps from the New York Stock Exchange.
Work is almost entirely complete on the reflective curtain wall of 125 Greenwich Street, number 14 in our countdown of the tallest projects under construction in New York City. The only sections awaiting façade work are the podium and the portion where the exterior hoist is still mounted. Designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Bizzi & Partners and Vector Group, the slender 88-story residential skyscraper stands 912 feet tall over the Financial District. The 273 residential units are being marketed by Douglas Elliman, while the interiors are designed by March & White. Plaza Construction is the general contractor for the development.
Demolition has finished at 110-112 Liberty Street in the Financial District, the site of a 30-story hotel designed by Stonehill & Taylor Architects. The property, which is being developed by Eddie Hidary of 112 Liberty Associates LLC, sits across from the base of Four World Trade Center, aka 150 Greenwich Street, and to the west of Zuccotti Park and Church Street.
Foundation work has partially reached street level at 50 Trinity Place in the Financial District, the site of a new Aloft Hotel. The first half of the ground-floor slab has been formed, while the eastern half has yet to catch up. Bundles of steel rebar for the columns can also be spotted standing vertically on the property. Located diagonally across from Trinity Church at the corner of Trinity Place and Rector Street, the project is designed by Peter Poon Architects and is being developed by FIT Investment Corporation, which purchased the Lower Manhattan site for $15 million in 2012.