By: Nikolai Fedak 8:00 am on September 7, 2017
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.
One Seaport, photo by Kevin LeClerc
Applications with the Department of Buildings show that the tower’s total area will measure 192,473 square feet, with only 80 units in all, averaging over 1,700 square feet apiece. Hill West Architects is responsible for the design, which will complement the glassy riverfront office towers of the Financial District quite nicely. As of this January, the skyscraper was still only a few floors above ground.
One Seaport, photo by 5B Films
The building is rising adjacent to a new Marriott Hotel at 151 Maiden Lane, which stands 33 floors and 341 feet to its rooftop. Work on the hotel is already nearing completion, after it topped out earlier this year, and now One Seaport’s superstructure has passed the Marriott in height (eventually it will nearly double it).
Fortis Property Group is the developer behind One Seaport, and completion is expected by next year. The site will remain fairly visible from the south for quite some time, but views from the north will eventually be blocked by 80 South Street, which will more than double 161 Maiden Lane’s height.