The glass façade of One Seaport, aka 161 Maiden Lane, is continuing to rise up the slender reinforced concrete superstructure in the Financial District. Most of the blue glass envelope on the eastern elevation is complete, though not much progress has occurred on the other sides of the skyscraper. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Fortis Property Group LLC, the 200,000-square-foot, 60-story residential building will contain 80 units, sales of which will be handled by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. Ray Builders is the current contractor for the South Street Seaport-adjacent project, while Groves & Co is serving as the interior designer.
YIMBY was able to spot several construction workers lowering glass panels into position on the southern and eastern elevations. Metal clips to hold the curtain panels continue to be attached to the floor slabs on every level. There is a chance that the entire curtain wall may wrap up before the end of the year.
One Seaport stands in stark contrast with its neighbor to the south, the bulky, dark-colored 180 Maiden Lane, aka the Continental Center. The diagonally oriented steel structure was built as on office building in the early 1980s.
Once the curtain wall paneling is in place, work will commence on the installation of the glass railings for the skyscraper’s string of cantilevering balconies.
The only side of One Seaport that has yet to see any glass installation is the northern elevation, which has the egress and elevator cores in the centerline.
The closest subways to the site 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. The East River Ferry is across the underside of the FDR.
We will be on the lookout for a new completion date for One Seaport, though it seems like sometime in 2021 is a safe estimate.