History meets Innovation: 130 William, New York
In the heart of the Financial District, a stone’s throw from the famous Wall Street Bull and the legendary wooden walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge, stands 130 William Street. A brand new skyscraper designed by Ghanaian architect David Adjaye and built by the Lightstone Group, this building stands out for a style destined to revolutionise New York’s eternal skyline.
Inspired by the facades of historic buildings in lower Manhattan, the skyscraper stands out from the hegemony of glass and concrete that characterises the city’s skyline. The 244 metres of the building are in fact clad in reinforced concrete, laid and worked by hand to reinstate the idea of a warm, familiar stone surface: together the building and the natural world merge in the landscape of the city that never sleeps.
This is not a cold and sterile building, but a sensual, ecological, and human one, that facilitates a sense of belonging to the history and language of this great city.
The characteristic style of this building, classic and incredibly contemporary, convinced us from the outset of our need to be part of this project: this synergy between history and innovation, and the idea of a design that generates belonging, has always distinguished the entire Salvatori process.
For this reason, the clients’ drive for naturalness found a perfect ally in our company: Salvatori worked closely with the architects during the design process, contributing with our in-depth knowledge of natural materials to refine and redefine the limits of interior design. Consequently we were are not suppliers, but active participants in the conception of this wonderful work.
The imprint of our company runs throughout the building, from the common areas to the individual residential units. In addition to the luxurious lobbies, the encounter with Salvatori design begins as soon as you enter the building, with the tailor-made creation of an elegant reception desk in the intriguing Nero Marquinia.
In the apartments, Salvatori has custom developed specific islands for the kitchen in Pietra del Cardoso and again in deep Nero Marquinia: a symbol of continuity with the entire building.
But the real example of the incomparable commitment we put into each of our projects can be found in the creation of the bathrooms. All the bathrooms were made with Grigio Versilia or Bianco Carrara, in an array of three different textures: Levigato, Raw, or Romboo. For the penthouse bathrooms Salvatori developed beautiful bespoke Versilia Grey bathtubs from a single block of marble, then set them on a majestic full-width marble pedestal with matching washbasins.
Each bathroom created for this innovative skyscraper was dry-laid in our Tuscany factory and approved by our specialised technicians before being shipped to New York. For us at Salvatori, the precision of our workmanship is paramount.
In our company, the techniques of craftsmanship go hand in hand with the highest innovations in the field of mechanics and design: the accuracy, down to the smallest detail, of our workmanship distinguishes us and sets us apart from all our competitors.
Scott J. Avram, Senior Vice President of Lightstone says, “in Salvatori we have found a partner who appreciates the real importance of design and the skill of fine craftsmen.”
In each of the 244 residential units of 130 William Street, the knowledge of Salvatori’s nearly eighty years of experience leaves its mark on the eternity of natural stone: resilient and beautiful.
DESIGN ARCHITECTS: Adjaye Associates
ARCHITECTS: Hill West Architects