The final charcoal-colored curtain wall panels were recently hoisted into place on 130 William Street, the 19th tallest skyscraper under construction in our annual countdown. Designed by David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates, the 800-foot-tall residential building made rapid progress throughout 2019, capped now by the completion of its signature façade of concrete-cast arches. The 66-story Financial District project is being developed by Lightstone, with Hill West Architects as the architect of record. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales and marketing for the 242 residential units, which will range in price from around $1,300,000 for a one-bedroom to $20,000,000 for a four-bedroom, full-floor penthouse.
Recent photos from across the East River show the superstructure standing over its surroundings. Its distinctive façade and its indented, inverted sloped edges make the structure a distinguishable work of architecture in all types of lighting.
YIMBY also got to go on a hard hat tour of 130 William Street to the upper levels that feature loggias on the northern and southern elevations of the future residences. Views of Midtown, the World Trade Center, Hudson Yards, the Brooklyn Bridge, the East River, and Downtown Brooklyn are easily obtainable.
Two exterior sections of 130 William Street have yet to be finished. One is at the very roof of the skyscraper above the arches, where some of the mechanical units will be located. The rendering below shows the top of the East River-facing elevation covered in tall trees, while the protruding addition on the center of the floor plate will be covered with gold-colored panels. Also taking shape is the outdoor courtyard and entrance along William Street. This has been the staging area for equipment and the access point to the exterior mechanical hoist on the southern elevation.
Completion of 130 William Street is expected in 2020.