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.
Seaport Residences made headlines in early 2019 when it was reported that the superstructure was allegedly leaning three inches to the north. Despite this, Fortis had deemed the tower to be structurally safe, and progress resumed on the curtain wall with a new contractor. However, our visit in September 2020 revealed that a portion of the glass panels had been removed. Today, the tower remains in largely the same condition. Click here for YIMBY’s coverage of the building’s structural findings from April 2019.
Below are additional photographs of Seaport Residences from the South Street Seaport District showing its height and contrast with the restored historic buildings along Fulton Street.