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    I must have missed the discussion about the inner courtyard. It makes sense but I was looking forward to a truer pyramid shape. Will there be more apartments in those slivers on the south side of the building?

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    W57 overkill 08.14.14




























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    The reinforced concrete formwork is going up very quickly considering each floor is a unique curved surface different from that which is either above or below it: this construction project is fantastic to watch going UP, wish they would slow DOWN. LOL

    To get a good sense of how sophisticated this project is, one really needs to dig into the post here: http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...l=1#post343912

    You will find some clever commentary by our very own Lofter1.....

    Enjoy.
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    Awesome any which way you look at it.

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    @roldan - thanks!

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    Get you!

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    Wow!!

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    57th street new projects runs the gamut from Wow to ich. there are a lot of new buildings going up on 57th from 11th to 2nd aves. I love NYC!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tectonic View Post
    W57 overkill 08.14.14


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    Nice to see architecture stretch the boundaries of imagination. Interesting how the building appears to chamfer in as it reaches the center; as if it helps stabilize the pyramidal superstructure. Its like a giant piece of origami . This uses same cement material utilized as 432 Park but at 1/3 the size it soars with imaginative potential and this architect's talents and hard work comes out; whereas the Vinoly's "efforts" comes off as a vapid and indolent accounting ledger grid protruding out of the sky. Same material used to liberate and repress human potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanshnookenraggen View Post
    I must have missed the discussion about the inner courtyard. It makes sense but I was looking forward to a truer pyramid shape. Will there be more apartments in those slivers on the south side of the building?
    I think the pyramid form (or sail, whatever) isn't apparent because the material is still the same.

    Eventually, the outer white skin will contrast with the courtyard glass walls, and the form will be more pronounced.


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    Landmark.

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    08.29.14







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    I got a good look at this from the bus out of the PA the other day and WOW does this dominate the cityscape.

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    Facade being installed on the north side






























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    Tops out in two weeks. Just don't call it a pyramid.

    SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: A one-of-a-kind colossus for renters on 57th St. is about to transform the West Side

    The Durst family's new 57th St. tower will top out in two weeks

    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Friday, October 10, 2014, 1:28 AM



    Andrew Savulich/New York Daily NewsAlexander Durst, Vice President of Durst Organization, poses in front of the pyramid

    Call it the Great Pyramid of Manhattan.
    Actually, don’t!
    A distinctive, jagged building on 57th St., which looks like a cross between an enormous cruise ship and a series of ski slopes of varying difficulty, is about to change the face of the west side of the island.

    Andrew Savulich/New York Daily NewsThe structure will soon top out

    “My father doesn’t like people calling it a ‘pyramid,’ ” said developer Alexander Durst, son of 1 World Trade Center developer Douglas Durst. “It’s a tetrahedron.”

    Four fancy syllables don’t do justice to this beautiful monster, designed by Danish avant-garde architect Bjarke Ingels. The still-unnamed, 43-story, 3-D polygon at 625 W. 57th is actually going to be one of Manhattan’s largest rental complexes, with a central courtyard designed to look like a miniature Central Park.

    Andrew Savulich/New York Daily NewsViews from the building will be stellar

    The structure, which tops out in less than two weeks, will comprise 709 apartments, 20% of them below market rates, and stretch two thirds the length of the block between 11th Ave. and the West Side Highway.

    It also will have one of the most extraordinary amenity programs of any building in the city, including a 25-yard indoor swimming pool overlooking the Hudson River, a half-size basketball court, a gym, a golf simulator, a screening room, a nautically themed residents’ lounge, a nearly 300-car garage and the 25,000-square-foot interior park, which will have rock outcroppings and winding paths that might impress Olmsted and Vaux.

    BIG/Starr WhitehouseThe design for the building is unique

    The very design of the “tetrahedron” makes the most of its river views.
    The 800,000-square-foot polyhedronic behemoth, which will mainly have studio and one-bedroom apartments, is an almost entirely self-contained Epcot-like mini-city. Renters will rarely have to leave the building.

    BIG/Starr WhitehouseThe lobby will have a sleek, modern look

    And they’ll pay for the privilege. Prices have not been announced, but Durst thinks he can push $90 a foot for the top-floor pads. That means a large one-bedroom will likely go for more than $5,000 a month.

    “We knew we had to build a special building in this location because we’re so visible both from the highway and from across the river,” said Jordan Barowitz, a spokesman for the Durst family. “We also had to make it really compelling to convince people to live this far west.”

    BIG/Starr WhitehouseThe courtyard is inspired by Central Park

    A distinctive architectural look will draw people to an area of the city they might not have previously considered, said Cliff Finn, executive vice president at Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, who leased most of the units at the rippled tower New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce St. in Lower Manhattan.
    “People pay more to live there because of the esthetic of the building,” Finn said.

    BIG/Starr WhitehouseDurst 57th Street pyramid tower


    Rest of article here:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1969359

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