The last time we checked on Silverstein’s 175 Greenwich Street (aka Three World Trade Center), work had resumed, and the core had just begun rising again. Now, five months later, the future supertall has just passed the halfway point in its rise. A project insider has sent along several photos, as well as a few snippets of information, including word that the structure is up to the 41st floor (out of 80 total).
Steelwork for the building is already making an impact on the skyline, and per the tipster, there are now 600 workers on-site during the day. The project has quickly shot past its podium floors, and the view from the Memorial shows how its rectangular silhouette is now taking shape.
Since the last update, the structure’s Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners-led design has seen revisions, as reported by YIMBY back in June. The spires atop the tower have been removed in favor of a streamlined glass parapet, but even with the slight loss in height, it will stand approximately 1,170 feet tall.
Additional factoids our tipster passed along include the total yards of poured concrete (144,500 cyds or 14,450 truckloads) as well as the amount of steel, which will equal 27,000 tons, the same as the USS Intrepid. The tower will have 12,000 glass panels and once fully occupied, it will hold approximately 17,000 employees.
The last number is the most important figure, especially when taken in sum with the additions of 150 Greenwich, 200 Greenwich, and One World Trade Center. The total between the towers will likely exceed 50,000 employees, providing a major pedestrian stimulus to the Financial District and its Lower Manhattan surrounds.
This anticipated influx is already translating into an unprecedented retail boom, and the shops at Brookfield Place are now beginning to open. Soon, the same will happen at Calatrava’s Transit Hub, and the enormous podium floors of the new World Trade Center Towers will also eventually join the mix.
Looking at the broader neighborhood, the echoes of the boom from the Trade Center may be felt as far as One Wall Street where a department store could potentially anchor the project’s redevelopment. Several new towers (like 75 Nassau, 130 William Street, and 92-94 Fulton Street) will soon line the Fulton Street corridor as well, and their contribution of smaller-scale retail will help round-out the Financial District’s evolution into a truly live-work neighborhood.
As for 175 Greenwich Street, topping-out is expected in Winter of 2016, curtain wall completion is expected one year later, and opening day is anticipated for early 2018.