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New York skyline grows with completion of 244m-tall skyscraper

by Liam Turner
Adjaye Associates’ 130 William skyscraper in New York

The New York skyline has grown that little bit wider following the completion of the 130 William skyscraper.

The 244-metre-high building represents Adjaye Associates’ first residential high-rise scheme in the city.

The project, which spans 66 storeys and features distinctive, hand-cast skin, dark colour tones and a grid of arches, will define its Lower Manhattan neighbourhood, as well as the overall city skyline, the firm says.

130 William is said to be a holistic vision by the studio’s founder, David Adjaye, who conceived both the overall building architecture and its interiors.

The spaces – 242 residences, which are now more than 90% sold and occupied – are accompanied by outdoor terraces, as well as a new public plaza on the ground level.

The building also features around 20,000 sq. ft of amenities.

‘Transitional moment’

Adjaye said: “I am deeply excited to celebrate the realisation of the public plaza park and officially mark the completion of 130 William.

“Conceived as an urban living room, the plaza is fundamental to how one experiences the building.

“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.”

He added: “With its allée of trees, seating, and thematic continuation of the large-scaled arches, the public plaza park is really a gesture to the city and a critical facet of what makes this building unique.”

Hill West served as the executive architect on 130 William.

Image: Adjaye Associates’ 130 William skyscraper in New York. Credit: Adjaye Associates/Ivane Katamashvili

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