The unique curtain wall of 130 William Street has climbed past the halfway mark of the topped-out 800-foot-tall skyscraper. Located in the Financial District, the reinforced concrete tower is David Adjaye’s first high-rise in New York City. Hill West Architects is the architect of record, while Lightstone Group is the developer of the 66-story residential project. Unit prices for the 242 residences range from around $1,300,000 for a one-bedroom to $20,000,000 for a four-bedroom, full-floor penthouse. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales and marketing of the homes.
The dense array of charcoal-colored, concrete-cast arches and inward-pointing panels on every floor make for a striking contrast with the surrounding architecture, which is dominated by glass curtain walls and grids of rectangular-shaped windows. The textural quality of the panels is best seen up close. The sharp edges of the corners also create an interesting silhouette against the Financial District skyline.
The last ten floors on the northern and southern elevations of the skyscraper will have the largest set of arched openings. Except these will be oriented upside-down so that the curve of the arch is on the bottom and creates a more gentle and visual appeal for residents that have private loggias.
The curtain wall on the northern elevation is rising the fastest. The first few floors of the inverted arched openings are now in place.
The smaller arched windows on the western façade facing the World Trade Center are also going in at a steady rate.
Completion of 130 William Street is expected next year.