A Peek Inside Architect Sir David Adjaye’s First Skyscraper

Massive arched windows give interior spaces a Great Room ambiance.

New York City’s skyline is gleaming more than ever—perhaps ironically, at a crossroad of The Big Apple’s modern transition. Shimmering skyscrapers are sprouting up all over midtown and downtown Manhattan. The more glass skyscrapers we see, the more we’re reminded of old New York reflecting off them like mirrors. But don’t count on architect Sir David Adjaye to play follow the leader with his latest project, an atypical skyscraper called 130 William. It’s a refreshing countertrend.

Sir David Adjaye’s first residential skyscraper pays homage to New York’s architectural heritage.