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

130 William Street. Rendering by Binyan Studios

The last exterior touches are going up on 130 William Street, an 800-foot-tall residential skyscraper 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 edifice will yield 242 units marketed by Corcoran Sunshine. Prices are expected to range from around $1,300,000 for a one-bedroom apartment to $20,000,000 for a four-bedroom, full-floor penthouse. The building’s main entrance is located on William Street, along with street frontage lining Fulton Street to the north.

Since our last update in December, the exterior hoist has been disassembled from the slender southern elevation and the gap has been filled in with the building’s signature charcoal-colored arches. Most of the remaining exterior work involves the installation of the windows on the upper floors.

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

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

Work has also begun on the mechanical extension above the flat roof parapet, which is being wrapped in pleated metal panels. Renderings show this part of the tower topped with a private outdoor terrace featuring large trees and lights that illuminate the metal paneling assembly.

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

The outdoor terrace atop the building. Rendering by Binyan Studios.

Back at ground level, the courtyard is still largely being used as a delivery area for construction vehicles, but a sliver of space has been completed and sits underneath temporary white scaffolding. This corridor gives prospective buyers and real estate brokers a close-up view of the wall of arches.

130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

The main entrance and landscaped courtyard of 130 William Street

Matching its unique appearance on the Financial District skyline, the building will also feature innovative custom interiors. The most prominent example is five apartments designed in collaboration with Aston Martin on the 59th and 60th floors. Two are penthouses with one priced at $11.5 million and the second at $10.5 million. The remaining three are loggia residences, priced at $3.985 million, $5.985 million, and $10 million. Layouts for the homes include an open-concept kitchen finished with blackened oak Italian cabinetry, Gaggenau appliances, Nero Marquina marble countertops, and custom-cashmere headboard cushions. They also feature bedside tables by Formitalia, walk-in closets, wall-mounted lighting, and lounge chairs by Hans Wegner in the master bedrooms. Residents can ask for an optional race simulator space created by Aston Martin and British tech company Curv Racing Simulators. These exclusive units will also come with an Aston Martin DBX, a crossover SUV designed in collaboration with David Adjaye.

The front door to one of the units on the 60th floor. Rendering courtesy of Aston Martin.

A dining area. Rendering courtesy of Aston Martin.

A living room. Rendering courtesy of Aston Martin.

A racing simulator. Rendering courtesy of Aston Martin.

The Aston Martin DBX. Rendering courtesy of Aston Martin.

130 William Street should be done with construction sometime before the end of this year.

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16 Comments on "David Adjaye’s 130 William Street Nears Exterior Completion in the Financial District"

  1. Wow there are so many empty luxury units throughout NYC .
    I see auctions coming. Maybe time to convert to rentals .
    Offer three months free rent.

  2. David : Sent From Heaven. | May 5, 2021 at 9:31 am | Reply

    I see which way the tower stands, and see how designs take beautiful action: Thanks to Michael Young.

    • Do you write in another language and use auto translate? Your comments never make sense in English….unless you are waxing poetic.

  3. ASensibleMan | May 5, 2021 at 10:33 am | Reply

    It looks like the shell of a burned out building in a war zone. Dreadful.

  4. Daniel Pietenpol | May 5, 2021 at 11:24 am | Reply

    1. The exterior ledge on each floor looks like it will be dusty and guano covered.
    2. Are people really enjoying open terraces 600 feet in the air. I would think the wind would make relaxing very difficult.

  5. It was a dark and stormy night, lighting, thunder crackling across the city…

    Looks very Darth Vaderish to me!
    😨

    • Darth Vader and burned out – that’s what came to mind, but I was feeling too polite to say so….sometimes and idea is just and idea and should not be brought forth…..unique, yes to Thomas, and elegant – not at all…dark, clunky….and the relentless arches just don’t express anything other then simple-mindedness…….
      as said, sometimes an idea should remain an idea…

  6. I think I will have to see it in person to find out if it really looks as bad as one the photos.

  7. It does look a bit dark and dirty, but I still think it looks very nice. It’s unique and elegant–and I think those assets will make it an icon for many years to come.

    • It looks a lot more than “a bit” dark and dirty. The texture is awful. Perhaps if it had been executed in a lighter color with a smooth surface the overall appearance would be more palatable. I’d like to say it should be seen in person before commenting but Michael’s superb photography eliminates that necessity.

  8. Calling all car-spotters! Keep your eyes open for the Aston Martin DBX! It’s rarer than a Bugatti…

  9. It has a remarkable resemblance to post-2017 Grenfell Tower (London).

  10. I thought about Grenfell also, however, it’s better than a glass box & those arched windows are great from inside.

  11. Nelly Zambrano | May 9, 2021 at 6:55 pm | Reply

    Sign me up.

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