One of the most important and sophisticated new additions to the NYC skyline has finally hit the market is 130 William. Designed by visionary architect, Sir David Adjaye, working in collaboration with Hill West Architects, and the developer, Lightstone, have created a new 66-story condominium tower soaring nearly 800 feet above the birthplace of New York City, Lower Manhattan.
The design was inspired by that great New York apartment quality you see in neighborhoods like Chelsea, with London Terrace, and Midtown, with all the amazing Gothic housing blocks — places that different generations want to live in.” This is a turning point in the redevelopment of downtown and the renaissance of masonry architecture for New York City.
The focal point of the design is the remarkable facade of deeply textured cast concrete panels that have the appearance of volcanic rock, punctured by rows of arched windows meant to recall New York’s early warehouses. An instant classic we say. The facade panels will also be slightly angled on each floor, giving the whole building a stacked, saw-toothed profile reminiscent of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Unlike most architecture this is a tower designed not only be seen but to be felt.
The finished product with show a level of depth that no glass façade building can compete with. The tinted and textured concrete we designed is completely custom and incredibly sensorial, and the closer you get to it, the more those material details emerge. The interplay between the rough textures of the concrete and the precise and more delicate bronze detailing enhances that depth.
On the top ten floors, many of the arches will be inverted and widened to frame private loggias. For the 244 units inside over 66 stories, Adjaye Associates, which is working on the project with Hill West Architects, designed custom faucets, shower heads and door handles, all in a burnished brass finish. They also designed kitchens with custom Pedini cabinetry, Gaggenau appliances and Pietra Cardosa and Nero Marquina stone, and bathrooms with walls clad in Bianco Carrara or Grigio Versilia marble featuring different textural treatments.
At the top of the building will be an open-air observatory with shared lounge space and grilling stations, as well as private cabanas available for purchase. At street level will be a verdant plaza designed by Adjaye Associates and Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture, inspired by the pocket parks of Midtown Manhattan created in the 1960s and 1970s.
Just the Facts:
130 William’s 244 residences will offer an extensive mix of studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. This wide collection of residences includes homes with staggering panoramic skyline and river views; impressive double-height living rooms; duplex residences; open air loggias – affording some of the highest elevation private outdoor spaces in NYC; and one full floor penthouse with 13-foot-high ceilings and multiple outdoor spaces.
130 William boasts a robust amenity program that complements an energetic city lifestyle. From the full-scale health club and spa featuring an infinity pool, yoga studio and basketball court, to the IMAX private theater, indoor and outdoor lounges, active children’s play area, and more, the comprehensive amenities invite’s residents to a range of both energizing and contemplative experiences.
Pricing is approximately $650,000 to $20 million, with occupancy expected in 2020. Studios will begin at about $650,000, one-bedrooms at about $1.11 million, two-bedrooms at about $1.85 million, three-bedrooms at about $2.6 million, and four-bedrooms at about $5.42 million.Want more info? Email [email protected] and we can set up a VIP tour.