130 WILLIAM 2023
"Conceived as an urban living room, the public plaza park is fundamental to how one experiences 130 William. The plaza creates both a public amenity and a transitional moment between the bustle of the city and the respite of the private residences inside. With its allée of trees, seating, and thematic continuation of the large-scaled arches, the plaza is really a gesture to the city and a critical facet of what makes this building unique. - David Adjaye
130 William is the firm’s first high-rise residential tower in the United States. Rising 800 feet, the 66-story luxury condominium is an elegant insertion into the dense Manhattan cityscape, carving a distinctive silhouette within the city’s iconic skyline. Conceived as a vertical microcity, 130 William’s program includes 242 residences, extensive two floors of retail, a health club, fitness center, a movie theater, outdoor terraces, a rooftop observatory deck and a new public plaza park — all of which support the building’s residential community and work to redefine the possibility of the vertical urban neighborhood.
Adjaye Associates’ design celebrates the building’s lower Manhattan context with a hand-cast concrete façade evocative of the masonry craftsmanship of the neighborhood’s historic high-rises. The bespoke, tinted concrete rough textures are offset by smooth bronze detailing throughout the building. Rhythmic, large-scale arched windows, inspired by the mercantile structures that once populated the area, establish the building’s bold silhouette and invite natural light deep into the interior. The highest level residences feature spacious double-height loggias that blur indoor and outdoor life while providing sweeping views, river to river, across the city.
Uniquely, the building also features a generous new public plaza park, a piece of urban placemaking that offers a transitional condition between the bustle of urban life and the respite of the residences.
source: Adjaye Associates