Fifteen William is a 50-story, 400,000 s.f. condominium tower on an irregular site in lower Manhattan. Situated a short distance from the East River and Wall Street, the tower is set within a district of older stone and masonry structures that define the heart of the financial district.
Developed for the hotelier Andre Balazs, the Allied Works design addressed a range of complex issues including overall massing, structure, materials, building envelope and unit configurations. The design takes advantage of view corridors along the streets that define its corner site, and subtly modulates the rhythm, relief and differing transparencies of its glass skin to interact with the form, light and atmosphere of the city.