New York, NY

130 William

Market Sectors
Lightstone Group
Adjaye Associates | Hill West Architects

130 William is a slender 66-story, 800-foot luxury condominium tower in Manhattan’s Financial District of New York. It features 242 units ranging from studios to four-bedrooms. The precast concrete façade’s textured dark tone panels lead to bright and airy interiors. The rows of arched windows reference the historic warehouses of New York City with an eye toward innovation. Additional amenities in this skyscraper include a full-scale health and wellness club, IMAX theater, spa, private rooftop observatory deck and a new public park at the base. McSal’s solutions created an affordable concrete structure over earlier design iterations while improving architectural layouts, occupant comfort, and structural performance.

Platinum Award in Structural Systems (2024) ACEC New York Excellence Awards

Honorable Mention, Multifamily Housing (2023) ARCHITECT Residential Architect Design Awards

Winner in High-Rise Category (2023) Concrete Industry Board of NYC Roger H. Corbetta Awards

Winner in Skyscraper/High Rise Category (2023) The International Architecture Awards

Jury Winner in Multi Unit Housing – High Rise (2023) Architizer A+ Awards

Award of Merit in Multi-Unit Residential (2023) AZ Awards

Multi-Unit Housing (2023) NYCxDESIGN Award

Best of Year Awar, Multi-Unit Housing (2022) Interior Design Best of Year Award

Best of Design Award, Honorable Mention, Residential—Multi-Unit (2022) The Architect’s Newspaper

Awardee in Residential Concept (2020) International Residential Architecture Awards 

Best of Design Award, Best Façade (2019) The Architect’s Newspaper

Best Residential High-Rise Architecture (2019) International Property and Travel Award

Engineering Insights

  • Located on one of New York City’s earliest streets, 130 William was strategically designed for optimal performance, while taking into consideration its historic neighborhood context.
  • Structural and architectural designs were formulated in a holistic solution. For instance, numerous architectural piers hide small perimeter columns that reach no more than 16” in width even at the lowest residential levels. This allowed for maximum architectural design flexibility.
  • Concrete strengths of up to 14,000 PSI were used to develop solutions to multiple design elements in the building. Concrete mixes were specifically designed to optimize the tall buildings’ stiffness.
  • A supplementary damping system was avoided by adding mass to the top 15 stories of the building with 18” thick floor slabs. This also enabled the floors to span from core to perimeter with no interior columns. The open floor plates allowed for the best possible architectural layouts for the premium units of the building.

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