Design Knowledge Intermediary
Frank Williams Architect

By Frank Williams
Published by Rizzoli, September 2010

Page: 224
Price: $75.00 U.S

The oeuvre of the late Frank Williams is a celebration of verticality, and this volume, FRANK WILLIAMS ARCHITECT, features thirty-five of Frank Williams & Partners’ most audacious skyscrapers.

The recipient of numerous design awards, Frank Williams & Partners, based in New York, is one of the foremost designers of tall buildings in the world.  With ongoing projects in locations from New York to Dubai, and Shanghai to Moscow, and completed projects across the globe, principal Frank Williams has been extremely influential in shaping the skyline of the modern, international city.

In an appropriately vertical format with dozens of dazzling renderings and photographs, the book examines in great depth the following 35 skyscrapers:

3 West 57th Street
Mercury City Tower
50 Connaught Road
Crocus City Office Tower
176 Madison Ave
18 West 57th Street
10-18 West 57th Street
87-89 Jervois Street
Allied Tower
11 Burj Dubai Boulevard
Shanghai International Plaza
New Moscow Ring
The Terrace Tower
29 Burj Dubai Boulevard
Wattana Plaza Tower
Samsung Residential Towers
W Times Square Hotel
F-4 Residential Complex
Bolyston Street Hotel
Nobu Hotel
515 Park Avenue
Trump Palace
Four Seasons Hotel
The London NYC Hotel
The Belaire
The Alexandria
The Mark
Trump Parc
World Wide Plaza
48 Wall Street
The Vanderbilt
The Gotham
The Park Belvedere
The Columbia
Longzeyuan Community

This book is a great reference for anyone with an interest in the direction of architecture in modern cities, and the quest for the biggest and best feats of architectural daring.

About the Author

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley and receiving a master’s degree from Harvard, Frank Williams taught at Columbia University for four years before opening his own office, Frank Williams & Partners in New York.  Since then, the firm has received many honors, including those from the Municipal Art Society of New York and the American Institute of Architecture.   Mr. Williams died in March 2010.