130 William Street’s Dark Exterior Nears Completion in the Financial District

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

Installation of 130 William Street‘s charcoal-colored curtain wall is approaching completion in the Financial District. Designed by David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates and developed by Lightstone with Hill West Architects as the architect of record, the 66-story residential skyscraper stands 800 feet tall and will yield 242 units marketed by Corcoran Sunshine. Prices for residences are expected to range from around $1,300,000 for a one-bedroom to $20,000,000 for a four-bedroom, full-floor penthouse.

130 William Street and the Financial District skyscrapers. Photo by Michael Young

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

Recent close-up shots show the finished look of the concrete-cast arches on the slim northern elevation, as well as the more compact grid of arches on the eastern elevation facing the East River.

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

The top ten floors on the northern and southern profile have private individual loggias, which are outlined by the open-air, upside-down arches that are currently protected with orange netting.

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

The last major section of the exterior awaiting completion is the upper extended mechanical section above the roof parapet. A gold cladding will eventually enclose the metal framework surrounding the wooden water towers and ventilation units. Tall trees and upward-pointing floodlights are illustrated to complete the parapet of the skyscraper.

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

The only other portions of the project remaining to be finished are the strip on the southern elevation where the hoist still stands attached and the landscaped ground-floor courtyard and main entrance along William Street.

130 William Street. Rendering by Binyan Studios

The main entrance and landscaped courtyard of 130 William Street

130 William Street is expected to have closings begin before the end of the year.

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24 Comments on "130 William Street’s Dark Exterior Nears Completion in the Financial District"

  1. Darth Vader would approve !

  2. 130 William Street is the 111 West 57th Street of Lower Manhattan. I absolutely love this building, so incredibly beautiful.

    • this the Dark Tower from JJ Tolkin’s Lord of the Rings. If this is even presentable, it would be a miracle. I am sure it will be stripped down and a new exterior go up as soon as it goes bankrupt. Ugghhhhh…

  3. Look for auction in this Virus market.

  4. We live in dark times.

  5. Come on Weezy, we’re “Movin’ on up to a deluxe penthouse loft in sky”!

    Only $20 million and the windows don’t open! ?

  6. Will this monstrosity have a flaming eyeball on the top? It looks like a place where they manufacture Orcs.

  7. You must be kidding about the mechanical junk visible on the top!! Why let this metal factory show atop an otherwise handsome building?

    • The mechanical will be enclosed in gold cladding, look at the renderings. Might be the only aspect that makes this building pop.

  8. Some people will move in..Some lights will go on.The building will begin to look less ominous.

  9. How does something like this get approved through the design commission? It has all the design finesse of the Flintstone’s home.

  10. Well, the rendering looks nice. At least it’s not another glass box

  11. Looks awesome. Haters need to question their tastes.

  12. Looks like a building from 1940’s Pittsburgh, covered in ash and soot, a spent sparkler.

  13. Gorgeous George’s is building!!

  14. This is one of my favorites! It looks beautiful!

  15. How does this get approved but some of these others projects don’t. This has to be the ugliest building I have ever seen.

  16. Michael D. Skelly | October 9, 2020 at 6:35 pm | Reply

    All buildings in New York that are selling apts. at these prices can put out a lot of cash and bend laws and codes any way they want them, as long as the cash flows they will build what and when they want to.

  17. Beautiful building, congrats to Lightstone for believing in David Adjaye’s audacious vision.

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