Frank Williams (architect)

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Frank Williams
Born Ashburn, Georgia, U.S.
Died February 25, 2010(2010-02-25) (aged 73)
New York City
One Worldwide Plaza was finished in 1989, it is located in 825 8th Avenue Manhattan, New York City

Frank Williams (December 14, 1936 – February 25, 2010) was an American architect who worked as a lead architect on nearly 20 buildings in Manhattan, including Trump Palace Condominiums, 515 Park Avenue, and the W hotel in Times Square.[1] Williams graduated from UC Berkeley in 1961, and received a masters from Harvard in 1965. He moved to New York City and taught at Columbia University for the next few years.

He co-authored Urban Design Manhattan, an influential book advocating distinctive skyscrapers and design in Manhattan. He is also the subject of The Architecture of Frank Williams (Architecture Today), published in 1997.


Frank Williams has designed a number of notable buildings in New York:

  • 515 Park Avenue, New York, NY, USA
  • The London Hotel, New York, NY, USA
  • W Times Square Hotel, New York, NY, USA
  • Trump Palace, New York, NY, USA
  • Four Seasons Hotel, New York, NY, USA (with I.M. Pei & Partners)
  • World Wide Plaza Residential Complex, New York, NY, USA
  • The Park Belvedere, New York, NY, USA
  • The Belaire, New York, NY, USA
  • The Vanderbilt, New York, NY, USA

And across the world:

  • Mercury City Tower, Moscow, Russia
  • Burj Residential Tower, Dubai, U.A.E
  • Samsung Residential Tower, Seoul, South Korea
  • Taipei Tower F4, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Lang Suan Ville, Bangkok, Thailand


  1. Dennis Hevesi (2010-03-08). "Frank Williams, Architect of Skyscrapers, Dies at 73". The New York Times. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |newspaper= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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