Fire Atop Towering 125 Greenwich St., Nearing Long-Delayed Completion

Seen from Trinity Place, clouds of smoke rise from the 912-foot tower at 125 Greenwich St. Photo: April Koral/Tribeca Trib

Mar. 20, 2024

Heavy smoke billowed Wednesday morning from atop the 77-story condominium tower, known as The Greenwich, that is nearing completion at 125 Greenwich St., a few blocks south of the World Trade Center complex. No injuries were reported.

Twenty units and 78 fire and EMS personnel responded to the blaze, which was called in at 9:21 a.m. and took about 45 minutes to bring under control, the FDNY said. The fire started in the building’s HVAC system, according to fire officials.

Following a three-year pause, the skinny 912-foot “super tall” resumed construction last July after the developers, Fortress Investment Group and Bizzi & Partners, scored a $313 million construction loan to complete the project, according to the website YIMBY. 

The skyscraper, designed by Raphael Vignoly Architects, sits on a site between Albany and West Thames that is just 83 feet by 119 feet. Apartments in the building are currently being marketed from between $1.15 million for a studio to $6.15 million for a 3-bedroom, according to StreetEasy listings.