175 Greenwich Street stands centrally across Greenwich Street from the main axis formed by the two reflecting pools of the Memorial. The design of the tower addresses this central position and accentuates the building verticality relative to the Memorial site.
The design uses a structural load-sharing system of architecturally-clad bracing that helps to articulate the building’s east-west configuration. All corners of the tower are column free to ensure that occupiers of the office levels have unimpeded 360 degree panoramic views of New York. The upper levels of the tower appear to straddle the lower levels, which helps to reduce the impact of the building’s high volume and emphasize the interlocking nature of the base with the upper part of the building. The 3-storey lobby on Greenwich Street offers tenants and visitors a ‘big picture window’ onto the WTC Memorial.
Safety systems were designed to meet both the New York City Building Code and Port Authority requirements. Designed to achieve LEED® Gold.