With demolition complete and excavation almost finished at 130 William Street in Manhattan’s Financial District, construction is expected to begin imminently on a new tower by David Lichtenstein’s Lightstone Group. Lightstone’s current plans for the massive new condominium tower have supplanted prior plans for a mixed-use hotel.
Designed by London-based architect David Adjaye, the 800-foot tower will feature 61 floors of residential space. In addition, there will be approximately 15,373 square feet of retail space from the lowest level to second floor. The latest filings with the NYC Department of Buildings show that the structure will contain 188 large condos.
Adjaye is also known in the US as the designer of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC. 130 William St is Adjaye’s second large-scale Manhattan project. Three years ago, his design for nonprofit Broadway Housing Communities’ 124-unit affordable Sugar Hill Project at 898 St. Nicholas Ave in Harlem was completed. Now, Adjaye is planning to add an even taller tower to the iconic NYC skyline.
Excavation started this spring and is nearly complete, and structural foundation work is expected to begin soon. Signage at 130 William Street estimates Spring 2020 as the project’s completion date.