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161 William St

Financial District, New York, NY
Total Size
216,204 sqft
Lot Size
10,586 sqft
Year Constructed
Year Renovated
Number of Buildings


Lobby Attendant
Common Bathrooms
Freight Elevator
Close To Public Transit
ADA Accessible

About 161 William St

This office building is located at 161 William Street, New York, NY. The 22-floor office building, with over 216,000 square feet, offers several office spaces for rent. 161 West 54th Street was completed in 1951, with major renovations in 2009.

The building offers tenants a modern, full-service office building at a convenient Financial District location, at the northwest corner of William and Ann Streets, just a few blocks from City Hall Park, the South Street Seaport and the new world-class transportation hub being planned for Fulton Street. Across the street is the acclaimed New York by Gehry residential development, the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere.

161 William Street is close to all the restaurants, shops, transportation links and cultural attractions of Lower Manhattan and offers panoramic views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, along with the downtown skyline. The property has undergone a complete modernization featuring a new lobby, cooling tower, modernized elevator control system, and Thermopane operable windows.

Amenities include spacious conference rooms, exposed ten-foot-tall ceilings, and pantry or kitchen areas. The Travertine marble-clad lobby is attended 24/7. Building security leverages a web-based visitor pass system, further enhanced by several closed-circuit televisions monitoring all common areas and the building’s exterior.

Originally designed by Sylvan Bien Architects, the wedding cake design of 161 William Street, with its clean lines and massive window surfaces, offers a strikingly modern look. The property has side-core floors of 5,000-11,000 square feet and Pace University as the anchor tenant.

Internet Providers for 161 William St

Provider Technology Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed
Lightower Fiber
10 Gb/s
10 Gb/s
Level 3 Communications Fiber
10 Gb/s
10 Gb/s
Verizon New York Fiber
1 Gb/s
25 Mb/s
Time Warner Cable Cable
100 Mb/s
6 Mb/s
MegaPath DSL
50 Mb/s
50 Mb/s

The Neighborhood: Financial District

The typical asking rate per listing is in the $60's per square foot per year. The Financial District submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decline in rent.

Compared to the rest of the New York City market, the Financial District submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.

Median Rate Median Size
Financial District $66
Median Rate Median Size
New York City $66

Median Rate over Time in Financial District