161 Maiden Lane’s Glass Curtain Wall Resumes Its Rise, In The Financial District

Seaport Residences. Rendering by Hill West Architects

Façade work is progressing on Seaport Residences, a 670-foot-tall residential skyscraper at 161 Maiden Lane in the Financial District. Formally addressed as One Seaport, the topped-out 60-story building is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Fortis Property Group LLC and will yield 80 units. Groves & Co is serving as the interior designer for the 200,000-square-foot structure, and sales will be handled by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing. Ray Builders is the current contractor for the project.

Seaport Residences. Photo by Michael Young

A handful of glass panels have been installed since February’s update, and work has begun on a small section near the bottom of the northern elevation. Several curtain wall panels were seen along Maiden Lane next to the sidewalk scaffolding, indicating that progress is indeed happening. It looks like the more slender sides of One Seaport will be enclosed first, followed by the northern and southern faces. It will likely be some time before the glass railings for the balconies on the eastern and southern elevations are hoisted into place.

Seaport Residences. Photo by Michael Young

Seaport Residences. Photo by Michael Young

Seaport Residences. Photo by Michael Young

Seaport Residences. Photo by Michael Young

Seaport Residences. Photo by Michael Young

The tower will provide uninterrupted views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the New York Harbor, and the Downtown Brooklyn skyline. 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.

Despite One Seaport running into some disputes regarding the applied construction techniques and the overall structural safety of the skyscraper, work resumed at the waterfront site, which is the tallest residential property in the Financial District along the East River.

A revised completion date for Seaport Residences has not been announced, though sometime in 2021 seems likely.

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11 Comments on "161 Maiden Lane’s Glass Curtain Wall Resumes Its Rise, In The Financial District"

  1. David in Bushwick | May 14, 2020 at 9:03 am | Reply

    Seen from Brooklyn Heights, the only thing exceptional is the very slender height. Hopefully this building won’t prove to be infamous.

  2. The leaning tower of Seaport! The structure leans 3″ to the north as a result of a method used to construct its foundation; and, as more load is added to the structure such as the curtain wall, the building continues to settle and and the leaning angle increases.

    • Your “ever-more leaning” rhetoric is unaccompanied by an iota of support, legitimate or otherwise.

  3. Now NYC will join San Francisco and Pisa, Italy which already have leaning towers!
    Wonder which one will fall over first? ?

  4. ^ the answer to that is some new apt towers in china already fell over.

  5. The fact that this building leans slightly by a few inches is not a big deal. This is relatively common and in fact The Sears Tower leans by over six inches and its perfectly fine. Also, Hudson Yards is said to lean quite a bit as well.

  6. Nothing to look at. Just another glass box

  7. built by exploited illegal immigrant labor. The workmanship in this structure is garbage. You couldnt pay me to live in that deathtrap.

    • So keith, what you are saying is that the illegal immigrant labor builds garbage. i agree. that is why none work on this building. and the only place you would “paid to live” is your rental apt in Jersey

  8. Lovely design and so slick/slim. It is very elegant. We can use all the construction jobs and living spaces we can get in Manhattan. So, more and more, please

  9. A dead construction worker and now a leaning unsafe tower, with no foundation piles. Scary!

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