Installation of the reflective glass curtain wall of One Seaport, aka 161 Maiden Lane, is finally progressing in the Financial District. The slender, reinforced concrete superstructure stands 60 stories high and is located to the immediate south of the South Street Seaport District. The 200,000-square-foot project is being designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Fortis Property Group LLC, with Ray Builders as the current contractor. Groves & Co is serving as the interior designer and Douglas Elliman is handling sales of the units.
New photos from the Brooklyn Bridge show the glass envelope rising up the slim eastern profile. Façade work has yet to begin on the northern wall.
The glass on the eastern façade is several stories away from the double-height floors, which will be occupied by penthouses that overlook Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge, the East River, and the rising sun. Residents facing west will have views of the World Trade Center and the historic Lower Manhattan skyscrapers like 70 Pine Street, 40 Wall Street, and 20 Exchange Place.
Looking directly up at the main East River-facing elevation of One Seaport shows the sweeping curve of the protruding balconies that covers nearly the entire height of the edifice.
The rendering below shows an illuminated crown with thin horizontal light strips arranged in a staggered and irregular pattern, which will further differentiate the skyscraper from its neighboring office buildings.
A completion date for One Seaport has not been announced yet, but façade work will likely be completely sometime next year.