David Adjaye Settles in NYC With His First Tower
After triumphs including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC, Sir David Adjaye has finally designed a condominium tower in New York City, in collaboration with Lightstone. 130 William offers 244 residences across 66 stories. “It was an opportunity to really play with and rethink vertical living,” Sir David Adjaye says. “My hope is that it might operate as a model for neighborhood-making within extreme density.” Adjaye reinterpreted Lower Manhattan’s traditional loft-style windows as loggias on upper levels, described as “a material way to offer an entirely new experience of the city.” The river-to-river views have surely never looked better.