NEW YORK | 625 West 57th St | 467 FT | 32 FLOORS


#1

Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | 57th Street Corridor “Billionaires Row”:

West57 ~ Pyramid ~ 625 West 57th Street

Facts

Official Name: West57
Former / Other Names: Pyramid, West 57th, W57
Street Address: 625 West 57th Street (Map)
Building Function: residential
Proposed: 2011
Start of Construction: 2013
Completion: 2015

Figures
Height: Architectural: 142.3 meter / 467 feet
Height: To Tip: 142.3 meter / 467 feet
Floors Above: Ground 32
No. of Apartments: 750

Companies Involved

Developer: Durst Fetner Residential

Architects

Design: Bjarke Ingels Group
Architect of Record: SLCE Architects
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer: Dagher Engineering, PLLC
Main Contractor: Hunter Roberts Construction Group

Rendering

Progress

© Tectonic Photo


#2

Construction Update: 625 West 57th Street

BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON JUNE 19TH 2014 AT 4:00 PM

625 West 57th Street

625 West 57th Street is now rising rapidly, and the site has seen major progress over the past few months; the building is being developed by Durst, and Bjarke Ingels of BIG is the project’s architect.

The first steel that will form the backbone for the facade

The superstructure’s intricacies are just becoming obvious, as the tetrahedral tower reveals its ground-breaking shape; the first exterior steel, which will form the back-bone of the built envelope, is currently being installed on the site’s southwest corner. Staggered setbacks cast in concrete will meld with metal to create BIG’s innovative exploration of what 21st Century living should actually be like, moving beyond the traditional mold for residential construction.

625 West 57th Street

Per a recent statement from Durst, the building’s courtyard is “inspired by the classic Copenhagen urban oasis,” and “serves to extend the adjacent greenery of the Hudson River Park,” existing as ‘a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise development.”

625 West 57th Street’s 58th Street-facing side

625 West 57th Street will have 709 units spanning 32 floors, and the tower is roughly one-quarter of the way up. Lower levels are significantly larger than the upper stories, so apparent speed will likely increase as the building rises and floor-plates contract. Completion is just over a year out, and BIG’s West Side icon will open in the fall of 2015.

625 West 57th Street, image by BIG


#3

July 18th, 2014

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#4

This is taking shape pretty quickly! This will be a gem.


#5

Love these photos! The whole skyline is seeing so much change. 432 Park dominating in background as well.


#6

Thanks Yimby! :wink: I appreciate the love!


#7

Wow! Sorry, Las Vegas, but this is going to be the best pyramid in the United States!


#8

It’s happening!

August 8 2014
nykid17


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#10

W57 overkill 08.14.14


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#11

Construction Update: Bjarke Ingels’ 625 West 57th Street

BY: STEPHEN SMITH ON AUGUST 26TH 2014 AT 6:30 AM


625 West 57th Street, from 57th Street


625 West 57th Street


625 West 57th Street, from 58th Street


625 West 57th Street, from the corner of 58th Street and 11th Avenue


625 West 57th Street, rendering by BIG


#12

08.29.14

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#13

Another background for you, Chris:

September 12 2014


New York City by creATive809 (José Elias DLC), on Flickr


RB8_5896 by creATive809 (José Elias DLC), on Flickr


#14

10.10.14


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#15

10 13 2014


Mid Manhattan New Buildings by Lydia2222, on Flickr


#16

10 22 2014


New York by alexisfeijoo, on Flickr


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#18

11 4 2014


Midtown Manhattan Skyline viewed from Weehawken,New Jersey by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr


#19

Right-hand construction site:

11 10 2014


samsebeskazal.livejournal.com-05772.jpg by samsebeskazal, on Flickr


#20

Dec 20 2014
ZippyTheChimp

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