David Adjaye reveals the interiors for his 130 William development in New York

With arches for days

Arches feature heavily in the newly unveiled interiors of New York’s 130 William high-rise, designed by David Adjaye to reflect the architecture of the 800-ft-tall tower.

The Manhattan property’s distinctive radius windows are themselves inspired by the city’s architectural heritage, according to Adjaye, who says buildings that were ‘once pervasive upon one of the city’s earliest streets’ were a key reference point for 130 William.

The 66-storey-high apartment block is Adajye’s first high-rise residential project in the US, and began construction back in 2017. Apartments inside the Financial District resi-building have been selling fast, and this week Adjaye gave the public a peek inside what buyers could soon be calling home.

In one room, a wall of arch-shaped shelving echoes the building’s exterior, complemented by geometric-patterned flooring, bronze details and a ‘floating’ marble counter. The palette is lighter in the rest of the apartment – although the marble continues – with pale wood floors and white furniture placed to enjoy the city views. New York’s skyline also peeps into the bedrooms, with beds situated next to the building’s signature windows.

130 William’s one-bedroom apartments begin at $1.4m, with the price increasing to $6.8m for the three-bedroom homes.

Photography: Michael Kleinberg
Photography: Michael Kleinberg
Photography: Michael Kleinberg

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