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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

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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 [1] 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 [2], as the apartment complex sits next to a largely defunct steam plant and garbage facility [3].

+ Bjarke Ingels Group W57 [4]

+ Past architecture stories about BIG on Inhabitat [5]

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[1] 8 Tallet: http://inhabitat.com/8-tallet-green-roofed-apartment-complex-opens-in-denmark/

[2] ski slope/waste incinerator: http://inhabitat.com/big-unveils-a-waste-incinerator-ski-slope-for-copenhagen/

[3] garbage facility: http://inhabitat.com/skycraper-farm-recycles-garbage-into-edible-crops/

[4] + Bjarke Ingels Group W57: http://www.big.dk/projects/w57/

[5] + Past architecture stories about BIG on Inhabitat: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=bjarke+ingels

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