Construction in New York City can be a dangerous occupation, and unfortunately, Juan Chinchillo lost his life on September 21st, when he fell from 161 Maiden Lane, aka 1 Seaport. While the project has been on hold for two months while the Department of Buildings investigated, they have now partially lifted the stop-work orders imposed after the accident, and work appears to be resuming on the tower.
It will eventually stand 60 floors and 670 feet to its rooftop. YIMBY last checked on the site two weeks prior to the September incident, when glass installation had just begun. The superstructure has remained at about the same height since then, however the exterior has made substantial progress, with glass now wrapping across the lower floors according to the latest progress shot by Tectonic.
According to the Department of Buildings, as of November 17th, “WORK ALLOWED -ALL WORK UP TO 21FL / JUMPING HOIST ABOVE 21FL.”
While that means superstructure work still appears to be on hold, it is a hopeful sign that the tower’s upward momentum is imminently going to resume.
Fortis Property Group is the developer behind the project, and Pizzarotti LLC is building the tower. When complete, it will have just shy of 200,000 square feet of space, divided between 80 condominiums that will average about 1,700 square feet apiece. Hill West is the design and executive architect, while Groves & Co. will be leading work on the interiors.
Move-ins had been anticipated for the Spring of 2018, however, the delays have probably pushed completion back by at least a year, with over half of the skyscraper’s superstructure still to be completed.