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Revealed: 151 Maiden Lane


151 Maiden Lane – image via Fortis Property Group

Permits went up for a new tower at 39 Fletcher Street early last week, and a new page on Fortis Property Group’s website now gives the project’s official name: 151 Maiden Lane. Goldstein Hill & West is the architect of record, and the update from Fortis comes with several renderings that imagine the future skyscraper’s appearance on the East River waterfront.

151 Maiden Lane — image via Fortis Property Group

The full reveal shows an extremely thin addition to the cityscape, though the perspective frames 151 Maiden Lane against its future neighbor at 80 South Street — and until construction begins at the adjacent site, Fortis’ 52-story building will actually be semi-prominent. Besides the slender profile, balconies are also a dominant feature, spiraling around the structure as it rises into the skyline, and the facade will be subdued and glassy.

151 Maiden Lane’s lobby — image via Fortis Property Group

Fortis will be developing a smaller 120,000 square foot hotel adjacent to the residential tower, though filings for that portion of the project are missing. Despite the lack of DOB information, renderings include a glimpse of the mid-rise component, which will be a visual extension of the larger building.

151 Maiden Lane — image via Fortis Property Group

151 Maiden Lane’s total scope will measure 281,000 square feet, and while the project will make a moderate impact on the vicinity, it will eventually be dwarfed by 80 South Street. Nevertheless, the design for Fortis’ project is appealing, and the tower will be a major positive for the Disney-esque neighborhood. Besides the building itself, the plan shows how skyscrapers are normal around the Seaport, and that people raving against the Howard Hughes Seaport Tower are both bad at art and incredibly short-sighted.

Construction is expected to begin this year, and while no official completion date has been announced, late 2016 or early 2017 would seem likely.

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Two buildings now:
161-167 Maiden: 51 Floors
151 Maiden: 33 Floors

New Permits: 151 Maiden Lane


151 Maiden Lane’s residential component – image via Fortis Property Group

A new set of permits are up for the long-stalled development at 151 Maiden Lane, at the edge of the Financial District; the first filings from earlier this summer were for a 51-story tower, and the new documents are for a separate hotel component. Fortis Property Group is the developer, and Peter Poon is the architect of record.

Goldstein Hill & West is designing the residential portion, and the first renderings were promising, which is why the architect attached to the hotel component is somewhat mystifying. Poon also designed 161 Front Street — located right around the corner — which mars the local skyline with a zig-zagging pattern of garish confusion.

The filings for 151 Maiden Lane reveal a height of 33 floors and 345 feet, with 271 hotel rooms splitting 110,207 square feet; the building will be on the larger side for comparable developments in Lower Manhattan, though the adjacent 51-story tower should diminish its visual impact on surrounds.

No renderings depicting the hotel have been revealed, and the project currently lacks a completion date.

New Look: 151 Maiden Lane


YIMBY has a fresh set of renderings for 151 Maiden Lane, a 51-story tower under development by Fortis Property Group, just to the southwest of South Street Seaport. We first revealed the Goldstein Hill & West-designed tower back in May, but the latest batch of images give a much better idea of the actual appearance.

151 Maiden Lane is located directly on the East River, which will give the project significant visibility — at least until Seaport City happens. The skyscraper will be very thin, and a glassy facade will be intermixed with balconies, which wind up the exterior in a vaguely helix-like fashion.

Permits for the development went up over the summer, and the project consists of two parts; the taller residential tower, and a shorter hotel component, where Peter Poon is listed as the architect. These images only depict the skyscraper, but Poon’s hotel will rise 33 floors and contain 271 rooms, which is impressive in its own right — but its appearance is currently left to our imagination.

Considering the nearby 161 Front Street, also designed by Poon, that may be for the best; 161 Front features a zebra-like blank wall that is prominent when viewed from the north, including the Seaport. Luckily, the short stature of his latest neighborhood creation should guarantee relative invisibility, as it will sit in the shadows of the 520-foot 151 Maiden Lane.

The South Street Seaport vicinity is in for several significant developments over the coming years, and Fortis’ project may be the first of the pack to rise. Howard Hughes has plans for a 50-odd story building next to Pier 17, and the firm also acquired 80 South Street, which may become the neighborhood’s tallest tower, potentially standing over 1,000 feet tall.

Per DOB filings, 151 Maiden Lane will have 74 residences divided between 140,000 square feet. While no completion date has been announced, the recent flurry of permit activity likely indicates that construction will soon begin.


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Credit: Urbanism vs Modernism: Newark and New York City 9 9 2015 and 9 15 2015

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Great news, VG!

I’m Pizzarotti is building two projects on this site. A hotel will be on the west side of the site, and the condo will be on the east side.

March 7th

They’re digging the condo site.

Like the condo, the hotel looks good!

The condo

The site of 80 South Street next door!


March 24th

Fortis’s 60-Story Seaport Tower Launches Sales From $1.325M

The development has 80 units and will rise nearly 700 feet over Lower Manhattan


That’s a seriously nice living room.

This is rising next to 80 South Street.

Only in NY!!!

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Sales prices at 1 Seaport will start at $1.2 million for a one-bedroom, with overall prices averaging $2,400 a square foot, Mr. Landau said. The sales offices opened on April 19, and a day later, contracts were out on about 20 percent of the units, he said. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling sales for the condo, which is scheduled to open in spring 2018.


Theres going to be a wall of supertalls along the east river in Lower manhattan haha! Crazy, only in New York lads.

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I concur, sir!

New Renderings Revealed Of 60-Story, 80-Unit Condo Tower At 161 Maiden Lane, Financial District


Wow, that’s one nice and pretty tower!

Inside the Sales Office of 1 Seaport, the Financial District’s 60-Story Glass Condo

Overlooking the East River, this 700-foot tower will feature 80 condominiums, including seven penthouses, when it is complete.


that article stated that work is now underway. So is this U/C?

Yes – I’m told we can expect to see this go vertical within a few weeks.

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When I was there in late March, it seemed that they had a lot of digging left to do.