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BIG Unveils Eye-Popping West 57 Residential Tower Pyramid in NYC Today
Posted By Andrew Michler On February 13, 2011 @ 8:03 pm In Architecture,New York City | 10 Comments
Mr. Ingels has dropped a few hints about his project unveiling in New York – perhaps the biggest was opening an office and moving to the city. The tower is a clear hybrid of the northern European model of airy courtyards and sun loving facades with New York’s density and celebration of scale. Each apartment will get a balcony, many overlooking the adjacent Hudson River, and the complex as a whole will have a public transition green space not dissimilar to the 8 Tallet  project that W57 emulates.
From the streets, the building appears as a richly detailed wall of angled windows and from the riverside softens the cities skyline. Amazingly the project shares the similar quality of transitioning an industrial section of a city to the residential with their ski slope/waste incinerator , as the apartment complex sits next to a largely defunct steam plant and garbage facility .
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 Bjarke Ingels: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=bjarke+ingels
 New York City: http://inhabitat.com/newyorkcity/
 West 57th: http://www.big.dk/projects/w57/
 residential projects: http://inhabitat.com/cascading-green-roofed-mountain-dwellings-by-big/
 : http://inhabitat.com/big-unveils-radically-sloped-west-57-residential-tower-in-nyc-today/west-57-big-1/?extend=1
 8 Tallet: http://inhabitat.com/8-tallet-green-roofed-apartment-complex-opens-in-denmark/
 ski slope/waste incinerator: http://inhabitat.com/big-unveils-a-waste-incinerator-ski-slope-for-copenhagen/
 garbage facility: http://inhabitat.com/skycraper-farm-recycles-garbage-into-edible-crops/
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