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Construction Update: Bjarke Ingels’ Tetrahedral 625 West 57th Street


625 West 57th Street, photo by Tectonic

The BIG-designed 625 West 57th Street is finally nearing its parapet, several months after reports the structure had topped-out, despite the fact that the tetrahedron was still missing its uppermost point. While concrete pouring was apparently wrapping up then, steel has continued to rise, and the final bits and pieces are now falling into place, per the latest photos from YIMBY reader Tectonic.

625 West 57th Street is being developed by Durst, and the 467-foot tall building will have 709 rental units. With 32 floors, the project offers a unique take on what it is that defines high-rise architecture, and incorporates outdoor space into many more units than would otherwise be possible with its “courtscraper” design.

625 West 57th Street, photo by Tectonic

Façade installation also seems to be picking up, with the first bits now arriving for the building’s southern walls.

The tower is Bjarke Ingels first major work in New York City, but not his last, and the architect is already designing another project at 146 East 126th Street in Harlem, under development by Blumenfeld Development Group. That will be much smaller in scope and likely lower in profile than his addition to the Hudson River waterfront.

625 West 57th Street, photo by Tectonic

Durst is also developing another building next door, at 600 West 58th Street, though that 11-story project will only have 120 units.

Completion for 625 West 57th Street is expected in the fall of 2015.


April 11th, 2015


West 57 Pyramid Shaped Tower Block (under construction) on the Hudson River, Midtown Manhattan, New York City by jag9889, on Flickr


High res rendering.

Btw, that lady on the left looks like Cameron Diaz, who is Caliente, just like this tower. This tower, like Cameron, will age gracefully, and still look better than 20 somethings. :slight_smile:


Pics by me


Cladding is almost finished!




Floor Plans:

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[B][U]Here now, a first real look inside of Bjarke Ingels’s west side rental building, Via[/U][/B]

[QUOTE]Tuesday, the rentals at Bjarke Ingels’s West Side tetrahedron officially hit the market from $3,000. To celebrate, developer Durst Organization opened the doors for a tour of the building’s amenities and model apartments. A representative for the Durst Organization says interest in touring the building from potential tenants has been “extensive” leading up to its availability, and it’s easy to see why: the development has all the cachet of other star architect buildings like Frank Gehry’s New York by Gehry plus the allure of its on-the-cusp west side location (yup, believe it), bountiful outdoor space, and over-the-top amenities.

Bjarke Ingels Group has partnered with ABC Carpet and Home and has also brought in McCartan and IMG to design the building’s several model units, which range from a $2,900 studio with a walk-in closet to a $7,400 two-bedroom with a terrace that looks onto the buildings 22,000-square-foot interior courtyard. That is hardly the least expensive of the building’s 709 rentals: Durst finally revealed average pricing for the units last week, where a four-bedroom will go for $16,500 per month.

Plenty of work is still going on behind the scenes, but the apartments are on track for move-ins next week. Curious about the building and its 178 unique floorplans? Get a sneak peek here.[/QUOTE]



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Credit: Denis Gobo




So beautiful!!


A sailboat


BIG does a much better job with the smaller scale stuff than their skyscrapers. I don’t hate their Skyscaper designs, but don’t love them. But unique projects like this? I like them a lot.




2 NYC structures made their list including this one.