AKA Wall Street

South facade from William Street.

Recently, I toured the new AKA Wall Street, the latest location in Korman Communities' line of luxury extended stay residential developments with hotel services. Located in the heart of the Financial District, the development offers 132 fully furnished studio, 1 and 2 bedrooom long stay suites in the newly renovated and expanded 84 William Street. The original 17-story building by Howells & Stokes first opened in 1907 as the headquarters of the Royal Insurance Company.

West facade.

As part of the residential conversion, Asfour Guzy Architects added a three-story addition atop the existing building to accommodate a rooftop lounge and outdoor terrace with private cinema. The rooftop addition also includes some of AKA Wall Street's 1 and 2 bedroom penthouse suites.

New structure built atop the existing 84 William Street.

Looking up at the west facade from William Street.

Close-up of the southwest corner.



Along with the rooftop lounge and outdoor terrace, residents will also have access to other hotel class amenities including a Technogym fitness center and a business and conference center.

Rooftop terrace.

Rooftop lounge.

1 Bedroom Penthouse Suite 

Private residential terrace.

Studio Suite

Architect: Asfour Guzy Architects; Client: Korman Communities; Program: Extended Stay Hotel; Location: Financial District, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.