Interview: Piet Boon Discusses 101 Wall

The acclaimed Dutch designer turned an Art Deco office building into modern day residences

Sat across from a tiny green space one block from the East River, 101 Wall Street epitomizes the grandeur of lower Manhattan. Erected in 1931, the structure’s Art Deco-influences impact the facade—and its series of receding landscaped terraces. For decades, the 27-story building held offices but, a few years back, The Claremont Group started the process of converting the space into 52 apartments. They called …