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David Adjaye’s Financial District condo is beginning to rise

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The building will eventually stand 800 feet tall and bring 244 apartments to the neighborhood

Renderings courtesy of Lightstone

David Adjaye’s first NYC skyscraper is finally getting off the ground, 6sqft reports. The publication spotted a construction crane at the site, at 130 William Street, in the Financial District, and reports that the building has now reached street level.

Eventually, this Lightstone-developed building will have 66 stories and stand 800 feet tall. This project has been in the works since at least 2015; several buildings had to be demolished to make way for the new condo building, and excavation work on the site got underway last summer.

For months there was speculation about who would design this skyscraper. Adjaye’s name first came forward in May last year, but it wasn’t officially confirmed until later in the year.

In December last year, we finally got the first comprehensive look at the condo building, which showed off the building’s hand-cast concrete exterior. The building will have a total of 244 apartments, and sales are expected to launch this year, with the first set of residents moving in sometime in 2020.