Façade work is progressing on Seaport Residences, a 670-foot-tall residential skyscraper at 161 Maiden Lane in the Financial District. Formerly named 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.
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.
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.