The 29th building in YIMBY’s construction countdown is One Seaport, aka 161 Maiden Lane. The reflective glass envelope is steadily climbing up the topped-out Financial District skyscraper. The 200,000-square-foot, 60-story, reinforced concrete tower is designed by Hill West Architects and being developed by Fortis Property Group LLC. Ray Builders is the current contractor for the project, while Groves & Co is serving as the interior designer. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling sales of the units.
Photos from Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights show the state of progress on the edifice. One Seaport is located to the south of the South Street Seaport District and is a short walk from the SHoP Architects-designed Pier 17.
One Seaport has had quite a rollercoaster of mixed news in 2019. YIMBY was one of several news media sources that reported on the series of legal disputes between the former contractor, Pizzarotti LLC, and the developer concerning the structural integrity of the foundations, along with allegations citing cost-cutting measures from Pizzarotti and poor building practices from Fortis. There was also the reveal that One Seaport is leaning three inches to the north, though too small to notice with the naked eye. It was later determined and assured that this was not a cause for structural concern. Work has since resumed with the current contractor. Read the past article for more details here.
Installation of the glass panels that cover the open floor plates in the superstructure is currently ongoing, then the rest of the glass cladding for the blank concrete walls will proceed. The northern elevation where the exterior mechanical hoist is located remains bare but will feature the same external curtain wall appearance as the other three elevations.
The closest subways are the 2 and 3 trains at the Wall Street station and the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, and Z trains at the Fulton Street station.
An updated completion date for One Seaport has not been announced.