Kicking off our annual Turkey Week rundown of notable stalled projects is Seaport Residences, a 60-story residential skyscraper at 161 Maiden Lane along the border of Lower Manhattan’s Financial District and the South Street Seaport District. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Fortis Property Group, the 670-foot-tall tower has been on hold since sometime in late 2020, and its future remains uncertain. The 200,000-square-foot structure is planned to yield 80 units with interiors by Groves & Co. Ray Builders was the latest contractor for the property, which is located on a narrow rectangular site bound by South Street and Maiden Lane.
Local preservationists recently celebrated the Landmark Preservation Commission’s decision to take no action on proposals to redesign 60 Wall Street‘s iconic lobby and atrium in the Financial District of Manhattan. Led by Paramount Group, the building’s current owner, the proposed renovation includes replacement of the atrium’s geometric columns, perforated ceilings, palm trees, and terrazzo flooring with a more modern design by international architect Kohn Pederson Fox.
Brookfield Real Estate Financial Partners has provided a $272.5 million construction loan for a major office-to-residential conversion project at 160 Water Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. The 530,000-square-foot building will eventually debut as a 588-unit rental property.
Sage Realty and Principal Real Estate Investors have secured a $127.5 million financial package to complete major capital improvements at 77 Water Street, a 26-story commercial building in Manhattan’s Financial District. The scope of work will focus on the pedestrian plaza at the foot of the property, upgrades to the lobby, and a redesign of the existing arcade.
The New York City Housing Development Corporation (NYCHDC) will soon relocate to the Equitable Building, a historic office tower at 120 Broadway in Manhattan’s Financial District. As the agency’s new headquarters, the two-floor suite totals more than 109,000 square feet on the building’s second and third floors.