130 William Street Passes Halfway Mark Above Financial District, On Way to 800-Foot Pinnacle

130 William rendering by Binyan Studios

Sir David Adjaye’s residential tower at 130 William Street surpassed the halfway mark earlier this month, as it continues to climb towards its 800-foot tall pinnacle. The 66-story building is designed by Adjaye Associates with Hill West Architects as the architect of record. Lightstone is the developer, and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales of the 244 condominiums.

Looking west from Fulton Street, the eastern elevation of 130 William Street shows the structural makeup that will soon hide behind a dark facade. A tight perimeter of thin concrete columns are found along the bottom half of the tower. The first exterior panels on the east side of the construction are now visible, as they begin to form the sloped and inward-pointing corners of the building.

130 William Street, looking west from Fulton Street. Photo by Michael Young

The eastern corner of 130 William Street. Photo by Michael Young

There is a blank, two-story concrete perimeter that took construction workers some time to form in the past several weeks. This is most likely mechanical floors. Above that is the upper half of the building, where the number of columns along the border are reduced by half.

The number of columns on the east elevation is reduced in the upper half. Photo by Michael Young

Along Fulton Street, the northern elevation will have wide arched windows running the full height of the development.

The northern elevation with the wider arched windows. Photo by Michael Young

The facade is rising quickly on the western elevation that faces the World Trade Center. The assemblage of the exterior panels is best seen here. Like the teeth of a zipper, corner panels on alternating levels hang off the side, waiting to perpendicularly interlock with the adjoining concrete cast pieces. The process is seen repeated on all edges.

The western elevation. Photo by Michael Young

The western corner. Photo by Michael Young

On the southern elevation, the final ten floors will have loggias hidden behind open-air arches. Residents will be able to step outside and have the privacy of an outdoor space, as well as the accompanying views from nearly 800 feet in the air.

130 William Street looks like it will top off sometime by late spring or early summer, with completion in 2020. YIMBY has word that the tower is currently the fastest-selling building in New York City, as well.

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