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Long-planned Financial District tower might be designed by David Adjaye

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Materials seeking foreign investors indicate the Studio Museum architect will be designing the downtown tower

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After years of speculation, a long-storied Financial District tower appears to be moving forward—and with a notable architect on board, to boot. Foreign marketing materials seeking to lure investors indicate that Lightstone Group is finally pursuing the 50-plus story tower at 130 William Street. The firm filed building plans for the site way back in 2015.

What’s more is that those marketing materials indicate that the developer has tapped architect David Adjaye to design the building, now being billed as Wall Street Tower. The Real Deal reports that a Vietnamese-language website set up for potential investors says that Adjaye has designed the future 800-plus foot tower.

The website also notes that pricing on its 228 apartments is expected to start around $630,000 for a studio and $4.7 million for a four-bedroom. Crain’s reported in March that over half of the building’s apartments will be studios and one-bedrooms in an effort to attract “young, single people” to the building. The condo offering plan for 130 William Street, on file with the Attorney General, has yet to be approved.

The website also mentions that the building will include amenities like a rooftop observatory and two additional floors of amenities including a wine cellar, indoor pool, gym, lounge, and movie theater. The project is expected to be complete in 2019.

Curbed has reached out to Lightstone Group and Adjaye Architects for comment.