David Adjaye in Manhattan

Residential Texture

David Adjaye, 130 William in Manhattan, New York, United States

130 William is the name of David Adjaye’s first skyscraper in New York City. The location is William Street, in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. It is one of the oldest streets on the island. The project thus takes inspiration from the Big Apple’s past of masonry architecture, and the result is a residential tower with a textured hand-cast concrete exterior that rises 243 meters and 66 floors. Natural lighting is achieved through the large openings on the facade, which gets its rhythm from a regular pattern in the lower stretch of the tower. Higher on, this geometry of arches is flipped so that the curves are at the base and are larger.

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