Renderings by Lightstone
Of all the Manhattan neighborhoods, the Financial District seems to be one that has been adopting the most change. From new residential skyscrapers to numerous new developments in the making, this historic area has been constantly under construction during the past few years. Now, construction has begun on FiDi’s newest development, a rare concrete pillar.
British architect David Adjaye is responsible for designing this new condominium with a twist. Rather than boasting a glassy tower, this one will be made entirely of concrete. The historic cobblestone streets of the Financial District inspired Adjaye to design a tower that mirrored the original style of buildings from the past and move away from the current common style of glassy towers, while still bringing in a modern interior giving a perfect mesh of old and new.
The 66-story building will rise at 130 William Street and will hold 244 condos. Renderings of the tower reveal an exterior of grey concrete throughout, large arched windows, and bronze finishes, giving the tower the perfect modern touch. Not much has been revealed on the interior of the homes, but the building's amenities will include a private IMAX movie theatre, fully-equipped fitness center, yoga room, spa, large indoor pool, and a rooftop observatory deck.
The building has already begun the first stages of construction, and homes are planned to hit the market in late 2018, while the building itself is expected to be complete by 2020.