Construction at Rafael Viñoly’s slender skyscraper 125 Greenwich Street has reached street level, but as CityRealty uncovered, the tower that was slated to be taller than 1,000 feet over the summer (and previously 1,400 feet), is back down to 898 feet. Though this now makes it shorter than Fumihiko Maki’s 977-foot 4 World Trade Center one block north, fresh renderings show that the 88-story condo will still offer sweeping views of the city and harbor, which are shown for the first time from interior shots.
The Financial District tower is being developed by Michael Shvo, Bizzi + Partners Development, and Howard Lorber’s Vector Group. They purchased the small, 9,000-square-foot lot for $185 million in 2014, and subsequently tapped Rafael Viñoly Architects to design what was originally going to be Downtown’s tallest residential building. According to the architect’s project page, the reduced height is more respectful to Daniel Libeskind’s World Trade Center masterplan and reduces shadows onto the adjacent sites.
CityRealty explains that the sliver skyscraper was “purposefully shaped to be resistant to the wind.” Its eight-story podium supports a “glass-clad tower with two side-by-side shear walls evoking upended I-beams.” Like the illuminated, open-air mechanical floors that Viñoly used to break up the facade at 432 Park, 125 Greenwich’s exterior is also punctuated by mechanical floors that are hexagonally shaped.
There will be a total of 273 condominiums with parallelogram-shaped floor plates that are almost entirely free of interior columns. West facing-units have rounded corners, and at street level there will be three floors of retail space. Upper floors will hold the amenity spaces, including fitness and spa facilities, squash courts, conference rooms, a library, game area, demo kitchen, tech bar, and grotto.
Construction at 125 Greenwich Street last week, via CityRealty
The tower is expected to be completed in 2018. Find future listings for 125 Greenwich Street here >>
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Renderings via ArX Solutions and Rafael Viñoly Architects
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