125 Greenwich Street is a new residential tower being built in New York City, US. Credit: 125 Greenwich Street.
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The structure of the tower consists of two upended I-beams. Credit: 125 Greenwich Street.
The interiors of the apartments feature hues of white, blue and grey. Credit: 125 Greenwich Street.
Luxury interiors and refined details have been included in every part of the apartment. Credit: 125 Greenwich Street.
The apartment bathrooms feature marble counters. Credit: 125 Greenwich Street.

125 Greenwich Street is an 88-storey residential and retail tower being built in New York City, US. At 912ft, it will be the second tallest residential building in Manhattan.

Bizzi & Partners Development is developing the $1bn project, which will include 273 residential units ranging from 400ft² studios to 2,500ft² three-bedroom apartments.

Construction on the project is expected to be completed by 2019.

125 Greenwich Street location

The new tower is located in the fast-developing Financial District of Lower Manhattan, which is witnessing more than one million square feet of new high-end retail and commercial developments.

The location near the One World Trade Center has emerged as an exciting place for people to live and work, while the new development adds to the fast-growing neighbourhood.

Design and structure of the New York tower

Designed by Rafael Viñoly, 125 Greenwich Street tower will have a gross area of 400,000ft². It was originally planned to be constructed to a height of 1,400ft but later redesigned to have a shorter height and include larger floor plates.

It features a double I-beam structure, including two upended I-beams on each end, which enable the creation of column-free interiors and generous apartment layouts.

The structure has a high slenderness ratio due to which a rigorous wind tunnel testing programme is being undertaken to incorporate supplemental damping to control accelerations.

The exposed wall of the tower serves as its structural backbone, while an efficient curtain wall system protects the structure from wind pressure. Along with a curved glass façade, the combination renders an elegant structural solution that provides maximum visibility and clarity.

The apartments of the tower are designed to be adaptable and can function differently based on use and the time of the day.

The residential entrance is designed with solid dark bronze doors and panels. The ground and second levels of the building will be dedicated to retail space.

125 Greenwich Street interiors

March & White have designed the interiors of the tower using three distinct colour palettes – Terra, Aqua and Stratus. The Terra palette features warm and rich brown colour tones, while the Aqua palette resembles the blues and greys of the Hudson River.

The Stratus palette is inspired by the clouds as seen from the top of the building. It includes lighter and softer shades of white, blues and greys.

Each apartment in the tower has been provided with luxury interiors, high-end finishes and refined details. The kitchens feature custom millwork, marble counters and a custom-designed kitchen faucet.

The bathrooms also feature marble on the floors, shower walls, frameless glass shower, and a radiant floor heating system.

Amenities and facilities of the residential tower

125 Greenwich Street features a dedicated amenities space, named the 88, on the top three floors.

It includes 15,000ft² of amenities space featuring a 50ft infinity pool, spa with sauna and steam room, yoga studio, dining and entertainment space, a screening room and a private training room.

Contractors involved

Aluprof is supplying its MB-SE98 SG unitised wall system for the residential tower.

DeSimone is the structural engineer for the project, while Consentini Associates are the mechanical, electrical, plumbing/fire protection (MEP/FP) engineers.

Other contractors involved with the project include United Spinal Associates (accessibility consultant), Reginald Hough Associates (architectural concrete consultant), and Jensen Hughes (life safety and code consultant).