YIMBY has reported extensively on Lightstone’s impending condominium tower coming to 130 William Street, in the heart of the Financial District. Plans have evolved substantially since initial building applications were filed back in March of 2015, and initial plans for a mixed-use building with a substantial hotel component were dropped for the all-condominium version as of early 2017. Demolition of the site’s extant structures has since been completed, and now excavation is making quick headway, as per the latest photos from rbrome.
Though the on-site rendering is perhaps the least descriptive of any such image in New York City, essentially depicting a series of squiggly lines, actual images of the buildings were made public earlier this year. The tower will eventually stand 61 floors and 800 feet to its pinnacle, with a design by David Adjaye that will become the renowned architect’s first contribution to the Manhattan skyline.
Within the skyscraper, there will be 15,373 square feet of retail space on the cellar through second floor, and about 370,000 square feet of residential space above that. The Real Deal reported that the project would have 244 units, but DOB filings list 188. In either case, the condominiums will be very generously sized, and the new retail will contribute further to the booming Fulton Street corridor.
The sheer existing density of the Financial District means that adjacent buildings’ lot-line windows must be covered up in preparation for the rise of the new tower, and the latest photos show exactly that occurring.
Excavation began in April, and crews appear to be getting close to the depth needed for foundation work to begin. The on-site signage indicates an expected completion date of spring, 2020.