Marketed by developer Fortis Property Group as Manhattan's "oldest new neighbourhood," the historic mercantile buildings of the Seaport have defined the built character of the area for decades. Gleaming glass towers are sprouting up throughout the island, and despite its low-rise brick architecture, the Seaport is not escaping the onslaught of highrise development. Climbing to a height of 204 metres (670 feet), Fortis' 1 Seaport will become the area's first all-glass residential tower.

The illuminated crown of 1 Seaport, image via Goldstein Hill & West

1 Seaport residents will become close neighbours with some of the most recognized national landmarks, including the World Trade Center and Brooklyn Bridge. Each unit has been carefully crafted to interact with the surrounding city and harbour views via triple-paned floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Kitchens are highlighted by their Calacatta Gold marble backsplashes and custom walnut cabinetry while gray limestone walls up the ante in the master bathrooms. 

30th floor amenity space, image via Goldstein Hill & West

A generous helping of amenities, split between two full floors, overlooks the East River. A hydrotherapy service includes a steam room and a teak-clad sauna with an expansive view of the sparkling city. A "misted water passageway" provides a refreshing link between a corner pool and The Water Club's Sky Terrace, which is located 30 floors above the streets. A fitness and yoga studio, on-call spinning and training sessions, and a-la-carte private culinary services comprise the project's health and wellness amenities.

1 Seaport construction surpasses grade, image by Forum contributor towerpower123

The development has made its ascent above ground, finally making itself visible to the busy crowds walking by. Local architects Goldstein Hill & West were put in charge of the project design, bringin their considerable expertise in highrise architecture. 

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