Construction in New York City can be a dangerous occupation, and unfortunately, Juan Chinchillo lost his life on September 21st, when he fell from 161 Maiden Lane, aka 1 Seaport. While the project has been on hold for two months while the Department of Buildings investigated, they have now partially lifted the stop-work orders imposed after the accident, and work appears to be resuming on the tower.
One Seaport isn’t one of the tallest buildings going up in the Financial District at the moment, which is actually one of the most obvious testaments to how substantial the neighborhood’s ongoing boom is, as the tower will eventually stand 57 floors and 670 feet to its rooftop. But its location near the waterfront means that the skyscraper doesn’t need quite as much height as some other sites to take advantage of views and achieve prominence on the cityscape, and it is now doing exactly that as it approaches the halfway point in its rise, with glass installation also starting.
At the intersection of the Financial District and the beginnings of South Street Seaport lies Maiden Lane, which is rapidly transforming into a continuation of the high-rise corridor to the south. On one particular corner, at the intersection with Front Street, two buildings are now rising. Thanks to YIMBY Forumer Rich Brome we have photos of the new hotel coming to 151 Maiden Lane, which is already several floors above street level, as well as the residential tower rising at One Seaport, climbing next door at a slightly slower pace.